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Weekend dog attacks on children prompt charges, impounding

Two dogs have been impounded and charges laid against their owners following unrelated attacks on children over the weekend.

Unrelated attacks on young children in Sunnyside and Midnapore

Two dogs have been impounded and charges laid against their owners following unrelated attacks on children over the weekend.

A three-year-old was bitten by an bull terrier on Saturday at a home in Sunnyside. The child was taken to hospital with a large laceration to the head.

The second incident happened Sunday in Midnapore. 

The owner of a chow-shepherd cross was sitting on the floor eating snacks with her two young children when the dog pinned down the one-year-old. The child suffered scratches and a puncture wound to the top of the head.

A mandatory court appearance is required in all serious aggressive dog incidents.