A young girl has been seriously injured after a dog attack in Donegal.
The incident occurred last Friday morning in the Millfield area of Buncrana.
It is understood the child was playing in her garden when she was attacked by a dog shortly before midday.
She was immediately rushed to Letterkenny University Hospital after the incident.
The child received serious injuries during the attack, but the injuries are not believed to be life threatening.
The dog responsible for the attack has since been put down.
A Garda spokesperson said: “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.”