Dog attacks toddler in Tel Aviv park

Three-year-old attacked by Amstaff after apparently throwing rock at the dog; he is evacuated to hospital with deep facial lacerations; his mothers faints, suffers from shock

A three-year-old boy sustained moderate to serious wounds when he was attacked by a dog in a south Tel Aviv park on Sunday. The boy was evacuated to the Chaim Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer with deep facial lacerations.


The boy's mother suffered from shock and collapsed. She was also hospitalized.


The incident occurred at around noon, while the boy was playing in the park located on Etzel Street with his sister.


According to an initial investigation, the boy threw a rock at the dog, an American Staffordshire Terrier (Amstaff), who then attacked him.


Magen David Adom paramedics administered first aid to the boy, who lost a lot of blood.


"The boy ran home after he was bitten. I found him there with deep facial cuts. I bandaged his face. His mother was hysterical," said, Uri Sheratzky, one of the paramedics.


Police have yet to locate the dog or find out who it belongs to. 


פרסום ראשון: 03.07.10, 21:00
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