Eight-year-old boy is viciously attacked by a dog that ‘bit him in the head’ – as he is rushed to hospital
- An eight-year-old boy was bitten on the head by a dog
- The attack was at a home in Rockhampton
An eight-year-old boy has been rushed to hospital after being attacked by a dog at a home in Central Queensland.
Paramedics said the boy was in a private home in Norman Gardens, north Rockhampton, when he was bitten on the head at around 12.30am on Wednesday.
The boy was treated at the scene before being taken to Rockhampton hospital in stable condition.
An eight-year-old boy was rushed to Rockhampton Hospital (above) after a dog bit him on the head at about 12:30am on Wednesday
The attack comes a week after the state’s dangerous dog task force was recalled to consider a range of tougher penalties, including jail time and higher fines following a spate of serious attacks.
Other proposed measures included fines for stray dogs and a ban on dog breeds banned from importation by the Commonwealth.
Dog owners currently face maximum fines of up to $42,000.
A discussion paper will be prepared to collect community feedback on the proposed measures and the group will meet again at the end of May.
Prime Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk recalled the task force after several children were injured in attacks and called for owners to be held accountable for their pets.
The Dangerous Dog Task Force was created in 2021 to review animal control laws.
Rockhampton Council had not received a complaint about the incident and was unable to comment.
The attack comes a week after the state’s dangerous dog task force was recalled to consider a series of tougher penalties following a series of viscous attacks