A young girl has received serious injuries after being attacked by a dog in Co Donegal.
The incident occurred on Friday morning last in the Millfield area of Buncrana.
It is understood the child was playing in a garden when she was attacked by the dog at around 11.30am.
The child was rushed to Letterkenny University Hospital.
The child received serious injuries as a result of the attack, but her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
The dog was taken into the care of the dog warden, and it is understood the dog has now been put to sleep.
A Garda spokesperson confirmed the attack.
They say that their enquiries into the incident are “ongoing”.
The spokesperson added “Gardaí are investigating an incident where a female child was injured by a dog in Buncrana, Co. Donegal at approximately 11.30am on Friday 30th July 2021.
“The child was taken to Letterkenny University Hospital with serious but what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries. The dog was handed over to the dog warden.”