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Sydney woman mauled by her own pet dingoes as she tried to save her pug

The 78-year-old woman was taken to hospital in a serious condition with severe puncture wounds to her legs, arms and back. Her pug died in the attack.

By Lorna Gray

An elderly lady has been taken to hospital in a serious condition following a vicious dingo attack in Greendale in Sydney’s southwest.

The 78-year-old was reportedly savaged by three dingoes she was keeping as pets while trying to rescue her pug. Police said the dogs attacked her pug before turning on her too.

Emergency services were called to the scene and she was taken to Liverpool Hospital in a serious condition with severe puncture wounds to her legs, arms and back.

Paramedics described the scene as “horrific”.

Kay Armstrong from NSW Ambulance Service revealed the skin on the woman’s arm had been completely torn off, telling Nine News:

"[She suffered] serious injuries to her arms and legs, including puncture wounds and a degloving injury to one of her arms."

Her pug died in the attack.

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The three dingoes have been caged on the woman’s property and will be seized by council rangers.

The woman remains in Liverpool Hospital.