A FIVE-year-old boy spent four hours in surgery after he was mauled by a border terrier outside a relative’s house.
Liam Robinson went to pick up a toy when the dog pounced at him and started biting his face and legs.
Young Liam spent three days at hospital and is now recovering at home.
Mother Terianne Robinson, pictured with Liam, said: “He had three really bad marks on his face which had to be stitched back together and his left leg is mashed from head to toe.
“Even the surgeon who operated on Liam told me it upset him having to perform surgery like this on a child.”
Ms Robinson says the attack went on for 20 minutes before passersby managed to tear the dog away from the youngster.
“If it wasn’t for the people at Cherry Tree Drive, Liam would have been killed – they saved my son’s life.
“I saw it all happen and it was like a massacre.”
Angry and upset, the worried mother now wants the dog to be put down.
She said: “I don’t want that dog alive and I will not stop my attempts to get it put down.”
The terrifying incident happened at approximately 4.30pm last Monday and Liam was rushed to The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital by ambulance and later taken to the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford.
A spokesperson for the West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “We were called to a house in Cherry Tree Drive, Oswestry, at around 4.30pm following a dog attack.
“An ambulance and a rapid response vehicle attended.”