A toddler has undergone surgery after being attacked by a dog at a party.
Lisa Quarmby has described the terrifying moment the dog “lunged” at her 20-month-old daughter Isla.
She said the staffy-cross “pinned” the girl to the floor just 15 minutes after they arrived at the get-together in the Cove area of Aberdeen.
The left side of Isla’s face was badly injured, and she underwent surgery at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary the next day.
Mrs Quarmby, whose son Nathan also witnessed the attack, does not know how much of the damage will be permanent but she says surgeons have told her it is “significant”.
She said: “We were all in the room. We all witnessed it happen – it just lunged.
“Isla was just toddling.
“It was quite a small living room we were in, we were all in touching distance of her, it was just that quick.”
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She needs cream applied to her wounds every day and antibiotics.
But she claimed five-year-old Nathan has been left “traumatised” and has not eaten or slept properly since.
‘The dog needs to be dealt with’
The owner of the dog, a family member, was not at the party when the incident happened on February 27.
Police and the dog warden are aware.
A police spokeswoman said: “Inquiries were carried out into an incident involving a dog at a property on Burnbutts Crescent, Aberdeen, around 4.25pm on Sunday, February 27.
“No criminality was established and the dog warden was advised.”
Mrs Quarmby has been left angry, emotional and worried for her daughter’s future dealing with the scars and trauma of the attack.
She has spoken out as she is disappointed police are not taking further action.
“If this ever happens again, it could be so much worse for another family, and I just can’t let that happen,” she said.