Guelph Police say a toddler is recovering from multiple wounds after being mauled by a Great Dane. 

The attack happened Thursday along Vanier Drive while the dog was being walked by a relative of the child, police said. 

Police say the attack left the child with injuries to the right ear, upper left arm and puncture wounds on the upper back and stomach. 

The toddler was first taken to Guelph General Hospital before being taken to hospital in Hamilton for further treatment. 

The owners of the dog were at work at the time of the attack. 

Police say the dog was removed from the scene by the Humane Society. 

Clarifications

  • An earlier version of this story stated the attack occurred when the child was walking the dog with a relative. The dog was being walked by a relative when the attack on the child occurred.
    Jun 20, 2014 5:19 PM ET