Mum and daughter mauled by pet staffy in backyard

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A woman and her daughter have been mauled by their pet staffy at their home south of Sydney.

Four crews were called to a home on Lawson Road, in Pheasants Nest, on Friday after reports of a dog attack.

A woman in her 50s and her daughter, aged in her 20s, were treated for dog bite wounds. Both were hospitalised in a serious but stable condition at Liverpool Hospital.

A man was treated for minor bite wounds and shock but was not hospitalised.

Paramedics treat two people after a dog attack in Pheasants Nest, NSW.
Two people have been treated for wounds after being attacked by the family dog. Source: 7News

The dog was identified as an American Staffordshire Terrier and owned by the family, according to 7News. It was stopped after a neighbour jumped the fence.

NSW Ambulance Inspector Gavin Wood described the injuries as “horrific”.

"It was a confronting scene but paramedics did a fantastic job treating the injured patients before they were taken to hospital,” he said.

The dog was detained by Wollondilly Shire Council animal control, The Australian reported. 

The staffy will be euthanised with the permission of the owner, a council spokesperson told 7News.

Baby mauled to death by family dog in July

In July, a five-week-old baby was tragically mauled to death by the family's American Staffordshire on the NSW Central Coast.

Emergency services responded to reports of a baby being mauled by a dog at a home in Kariong in the early hours of the morning.

Despite the best efforts of paramedics and police, the baby could not be saved.  

The dog was seized by the council and was euthanised.

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