A TODDLER has undergone surgery after being mauled by two rottweilers at a Blue Mountains home yesterday when she wandered near the dogs' toys.

The three-year-old and her mother, who is today at the girl's bedside in the Childrens' Hospital at Westmead, were both visiting from the Hunter Valley to see family in the small town of Hazelbrook when the dogs set upon the girl at 2.45pm.

Her injuries, including bite marks and cuts to her head, are not believed to be life-threatening.

One of the girl's relatives who lives at the home said the dogs, who also lived at the Redgum Ave address, were not vicious animals and they were only playing when the girl was injured.

Paramedics worked on the girl for an hour at the property before rushing her to hospital, while Blue Mountains police and council rangers took custody of the dogs.

Residents in the street have been deeply concerned for weeks about "two big black dogs" wandering the streets.

Residents on the street have complained in the past about these dogs being left unattended.
Residents on the street have complained in the past about these dogs being left unattended. News Corp Australia

"They broke down my side Colorbond fence yesterday and attacked my poor innocent dog in her own backyard," one resident posted on social media.

"It wasn't until my back neighbour yelled and banged on the fence that they stopped."

Another neighbour Rebecca Jones posted "anyone missing two rather large dogs?" on a community Facebook page.

Local mother Rebecca Kondek, a who lives opposite the dogs, said the community was shaken after seeing the little girl carried out in bandages and were unlikely to agree to the dogs returning.

The three-year-old has undergone surgery after the dog attack.
The three-year-old has undergone surgery after the dog attack. Top Notch Video

"It's a bit sad and devastating ... She wasn't moving.

"I'm sure the neighbours would all be rallying against (the dogs returning)."

Rabid dogs are a constant concern for local councils and police, with more than 4200 attacks on people reported last financial year.

News Corp Australia


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