After the recent terrifying account of a bear attack on a teenaged girl in
An unnamed 13 year-old boy suffered horrific injuries when he was savaged by four purpose-bred hunting dogs in the town of
The local police chief said that while the dogs’ owner had attempted to intervene he had been unable to control all four animals at once.
Luckily, three women in a passing car managed to get the boy away from the dogs and pull him to the safety of the vehicle. The women phoned the emergency services and took him to his mother’s home nearby where an ambulance arrived ten minutes later.
“They were wonderful. They covered him in a towel and a blanket. I don’t know what would have happened if they hadn’t saved him,” the mother said.
When the boy reached
The hospital’s Dr Fiona Neary who operated on the boy said: “I don’t think I’ve ever seen such extensive injuries. Obviously he was extremely frightened. It was a very long day for him…he is recovering well. He’s a very brave young man."
Following a number of dog attacks in the country in recent years