A two-year-old boy who was attacked by a dog is in a serious condition in hospital.

The boy was bitten by a Bull Arab dog a number of times on his chest, back, head and legs. He was in the front yard of an East Nowra home at about 4pm on Sunday and was taken to Shoalhaven Hospital where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

The dog has been taken to the RSPCA’s Shoalhaven shelter, Mike Jarman from the Shoalhaven City Council Rangers told AAP.

They know who the dog belongs to and they are trying to confirm it through a microchip scan.

“At the moment the dog is too unsettled and too aggressive to get near it to see if it’s registered to the owners,” Mr Jarman said.

They don’t have the power to put the dog down without the owner’s permission, he said.

We hope he is doing OK!

More to come as updates come in.

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Two-year-old boy is in a serious condition in hospital after being attacked and bitten by a dog at Nowra. https://t.co/eaz1bgCOTi #9News

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  • That poor child. I hope he will be ok.


  • Another irresponsible owner allowing an aggressive dog to be at large. Could have been prevented. Wishing the boy a speedy recovery


  • The parents may not even have known the toddler was outside. Imagine suddenly discovering that your 2 year old can reach and unlock a door. Yes, it happened to us. Fortunately it was a door behind the fence…. I was once scared by a dog which broke its way through a timber paling fence at an old house we were visiting. I would have been about 3 or 4 y.o. The children who lived there were older than me. I remember it tried to jump on me. The family it belonged to also had children so possibly it just wanted to play. I had never had contact with a dog before so I could easily have done the wrong thing and got bitten.

    • Yes, with dogs you never know how they will react. The sweetest family dog can become very aggressive towards strangers if he feels afraid or just wants to keep his territory.
      So many kids attacked by dogs when young, will develop a phobia against dogs.


  • What a horrifying experience for the child and his mother!! :-(
    Had the dog escaped then? Why was he alone in their front garden?
    I hope the little boy will be able to recover completely.


  • Yet another animal who will lose his life thanks to humans. What was happening before the attack, why did the dog attack, is it known for its aggressiveness? Just jump right in and kill the dog, no questions asked


  • Poor little boy. I hope he gets better both physically and emotionally. This would have been so traumatic for him.


  • How terrifying – I hope he gets better.


  • Oh no, hope little bit makes full recovery.


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