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A toddler is in a critical condition after being torn apart by two dogs who left him bleeding to death.

 

Two-year-old Yegor may need to have his leg amputated as doctors fight to keep him alive following the vicious attack at his home in Selydove, Ukraine.

The little boy was found lying unconscious in a pool of blood outside his house after being mutilated by two guard dogs.

The tot had wandered outside unnoticed as his parents and some guests gathered at his home to celebrate his second birthday.

 

Yegor was wandering around the courtyard when the dogs broke out of their enclosure and attacked him.

Reports say the boy’s father failed to close the German Shepherds enclosure properly, which allowed the dogs to break free.

After realising Yegor was missing they went outside to search for him and found the dogs still attacking him.

 

 

Charity volunteer Aleksandra Timoshchenkova, who helped the family to collect money for Yegor’s treatment said: ”The boy was found lying unconscious in a pool of blood.

”The dogs were still tearing him apart.”

Yegor was transported by a military helicopter to the city of Dnipro to receive emergency care.

He was admitted to Dnipro Regional Children’s Hospital, where four teams of surgeons have started battling to save his life.

.It took medics five hours to restore his damaged blood vessels, bladder and intestines, and remove tissue “that had been chewed by the dogs”.

Doctors are trying to save the boy’s left leg from amputation.

Natalia Dementyeva, the head of the hospital said: ”The boy suffered extremely severe injuries known as dirty wounds.

”He is receiving powerful antibacterial therapy but we are expecting the development of inflammatory processes that are usual complications in such case

Police have launched a criminal case for failure to fulfil parental duties resulted in severe consequences against Yegor’s mum and dad.

Police spokeswoman Aleksandra Gavrilko said: ”The boy’s parents are being interrogated. Forensic examinations are underway.”

The parents face up to three years in prison if found guilty.

The investigation continues

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