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Heroic neighbour reveals how she was forced to stab a dog that horrifically mauled three people

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American Staffy that horrifically mauled three people will be put down – as heroic neighbour describes stabbing the frenzied ‘100kg’ animal as it ‘chewed to the bone’

  • Woman, 54, attacked at a home in Pheasants Nest, south of Sydney, on Friday 
  • Woman in her 20s was also attacked and driven to hospital with serious injuries
  • Man suffered minor bite wounds and was treated on the scene by paramedics 
  • A heroic neighbour had driven into her driveway and saw the commotion
  • She described how she had to desperately stab the dog to save the victim
  • Council rangers detained dog and will euthanise it due to the extremity of attack










An American Staffy that horrifically mauled three people will be put down after a heroic neighbour described the moment she stabbed the frenzied ‘100kg’ animal in a desperate bid to save her neighbour.

Emergency services arrived at a home on Lawson Road in Pheasants Nest in the Macarthur region of NSW at 11.20am on Friday, where a 54-year-old woman was found with severe bite wounds after the dog attacked.

The large animal seriously injured another woman aged in her 20s while a man was treated for shock and minor bite wounds at the scene.

The heroic neighbour of the victims, who has chosen to remain anonymous, said she had just driven into her driveway on Friday morning when she heard calls for help and saw the a woman being mauled by the dog in their front yard.

A 54-year-old woman was airlifted to hospital following a horrific dog attack in the Macarthur region of Pheasants Nest on Friday morning

A 54-year-old woman was airlifted to hospital following a horrific dog attack in the Macarthur region of Pheasants Nest on Friday morning

She said she didn’t believe her actions were heroic, but instead, saw someone who was in danger and needed help. 

‘My neighbour’s daughter was there trying to stab the dog with a knife, I tried to kick the dog off, but it was latched onto her upper thigh,’ the woman recounted to The Sunday Telegraph.

‘The bite was down to the bone, I could see the tendons.’

The neighbour searched for a hose but instead grabbed a knife to try to cut the vicious dog’s throat as she felt it was the only way to stop the attack.

The woman described the dog as ‘the size of a miniature pony and weighing between 80 and 100kg’.

The use of the knife was enough for the neighbour to get the dog away from the 54-year-old victim and shout for help.

A resident who was driving by the house saw what was happening and quickly dialled triple-zero.

The brave neighbour and the injured daughter managed to drag the older victim to another side of the fence and lay her down as she was worried the dog would soon come back and kill them.

‘I grabbed all the towels off the line to tourniquet her leg, that wound on her leg man… and the wound on her neck was so bad, I thought “I don’t want to watch her die”,’ she said.

The neighbour said while the victim’s daughter had suffered deep cuts on her leg, she was more worried for her mother.

A female police officer later arrived on the scene, and the neighbour shouted: ‘Don’t come in there’s a dog that is mental, shoot it.’

Wollondilly Shire Council confirmed a ranger had been sent to the address and detained the dog, and they would euthanise the animal due to the severity of the attack

 Wollondilly Shire Council confirmed a ranger had been sent to the address and detained the dog, and they would euthanise the animal due to the severity of the attack

The officer grabbed her gun and walked around the back, but the dog never returned.

An ambulance inspector arrived on the scene shortly after and treated the injuries suffered by the victims.

The 54-year-old woman was airlifted to Liverpool hospital, while her daughter was driven to hospital shortly after.

Wollondilly Shire Council confirmed a ranger had been sent to the address and detained the dog. 

The council said in a statement to 7NEWS the owner had given permission for the dog to be euthanised due to the extremity of the attack.

NSW Ambulance Inspector Gavin Wood described the scene as 'confronting', and confirmed the victim and her daughter were both taken to hospital in critical conditions

NSW Ambulance Inspector Gavin Wood described the scene as ‘confronting’, and confirmed the victim and her daughter were both taken to hospital in critical conditions

NSW Ambulance Inspector Gavin Wood described the scene as ‘confronting’.

‘Both women suffered horrific bite wounds over large parts of their bodies and were transported to hospital in a serious condition,’ he said.

‘It was a confronting scene but paramedics did a fantastic job treating the injured patients before they were taken to hospital.’

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