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03rd Aug 2021

Young girl seriously injured following dog attack in Donegal

A spokesperson for the Gardaí has said that her injuries are believed to be non-life-threatening.

A young girl has sustained serious injuries following a dog attack in Co. Donegal.

The incident took place at around 11:30 am on Friday morning in the Millfield area of Buncrana.

It has been reported that the girl was playing in her garden when she was attacked.

She was subsequently taken to Letterkenny University Hospital where she received treatment for her injuries.

Though her injuries are serious, they are not believed to be life-threatening.

Confirming the incident, a Garda spokesperson said: “Gardaí are investigating an incident where a female child was injured by a dog in Buncrana, Co. Donegal at approximately 11.30am on Friday 30th July 2021.”

They continued: “The child was taken to Letterkenny University Hospital with serious but what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries. The dog was handed over to the dog warden.”

It is understood that the dog involved in the attack has been put to sleep.