Boy, 8, fighting for life after being attacked by a pack of dogs in house

An eight-year-old boy is fighting for life after being mauled by a pack of Rottweilers on the outskirts of Dublin.

The boy was rushed to Tallaght Hospital with serious injuries after the horror attack at a house in Saggart.

He was then transferred to a specialist children’s hospital near Crumlin.

The horror attack took place at 4pm this afternoon. The dogs were Rottweilers report Dublin Live.

A Gardai spokesman said: "Today Sunday 22nd March at approximately 4pm, a male child (8) was seriously injured following a reported attack by a number of dogs at a house in the Tallaght area.

"The child was taken to Tallaght Hospital with serious injuries and has since been removed to Children's Health Ireland (CHI) at Crumlin."

Gardai said the dogs have been confiscated and an investigation is underway.

A full investigation into the circumstances of the attack is underway.

The attack comes comes just weeks after a woman had her face ripped off by one of her two pet pooches.

Rebecca Oelker took her two blue heeler dogs, Maverick and Apollo, out for a walk on a seemingly normal morning in January.

She noticed Maverick was acting different, not listening to her and growling.

The 24-year-old, who works for the military police, tried to take hold of his collar to encourage him to sit, but then he turned on her and attacked.

She said: “He bit my hands, arms, and managed to knock me over, which was when he managed to get at my face and rip my upper lip and most of my nose almost completely off.”

“He came after me about three or four times, and I thought I was going to die.”

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