Father praises wife for saving son’s life after he was attacked by dog

The father of a little boy attacked by a dog in Western Sydney yesterday has praised his wife for saving their son’s life.

She was also injured as she pulled the American bulldog off her four-year-old son Angus Martig in their Quaker’s Hill front yard on Sunday.

“What a woman. How brave,” the boy’s father Karl Martig said.

“I don’t think I could have done what she’s done.

“I owe her, you’ll never understand what I owe her.

“She saved my son yesterday and I couldn’t be more proud.”

It was not the first time the dog had attacked someone. Two years ago, the dog bit Baily Ralph who was then 14.

Father Karl Martig (right) praised his wife for saving his son from a neighbour’s dog (left). Source: 7News

His mother reported the matter to the police and Blacktown Council at the time, but claims that nothing was done.

“Baily’s gone down to pat the dog and the dog’s just latched straight onto his arm,” Jaye Ralph, Baily’s mother said.

“To me that’s not a family dog.

“I am pretty devastated that they’ve allowed this dog to keep on roaming.”

Blacktown Council on Monday confirmed it did receive a report from police about the attack in February 2016. The council says it has ordered a full review of any matters relating to the dog.

Baily Ralph, then 14, was bitten by the same dog about two years ago. Source: 7News

Angus Martig has now had surgery at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead to clean out the wounds he sustained during yesterday’s savage attack.

His father said when the little boy wakes up, his family, including his twin brother, will be by his bedside.

“He’s got about five puncture wounds in the back of his head, his neck and that, so they’re pretty deep,” Mr Martig said.

Blacktown Council says the dog will be euthanised.