A young boy has been taken to hospital, after he was mauled by a family dog at Lake Macquarie yesterday.
The 5-year-old was bitten on the neck at a home in Sunshine, at about 4:30pm.
Paramedics treated him at the scene before he was taken to the Children’s Hospital at Westmead for surgery.
Police say the dog responsible was a 2-year-old Rottweiler breed.
It’s set to be euthanised.
Inquiries are continuing.
Image: NSW Ambulance