Husband And Wife And A Neighbour Who Rushed To Help Them Mauled By A Pack Of Dogs In A Vicious Attack In Newcastle
Three people have been hospitalised after they were savaged by a pack of dogs, with two of the victims in need of surgery due to their horrific injuries.
A woman, her husband and their neighbour have all been seriously injured after they were set upon by four dogs while they stood outside their house at 10.30 on Saturday morning.
NSW Police confirm the four cross-bred staffordshire terrier mastiffs are suspected to have escaped from a New Lambton property - a suburb in Newcastle in NSW's Hunter region.
The animals' owner is understood to have been at home at the time of the attack, when the dogs launched a frenzied attacked which lasted 'several minutes', according to Fairfax reports.
The four dogs responsible for putting three people in hospital were surrendered to local rangers
A woman, 52, was first attacked while standing on her property, prompting her 53-year-old husband to rush to her aid.
The couple's 60-year-old neighbour tried to help the pair, but he also became injured in the violent attack, according to Fairfax.
Police confirm emergency services were called and all three victims were transported to John Hunter Hospital.
The 53-year-old male was reportedly discharged that evening but the other two victims will remain in hospital to undergo surgery.
The dogs have been volunteered to the local rangers and an investigation is underway.