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Glasgow girl mauled by bulldogs faces lengthy rehab

McCuaig is set for an eight-week stay at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Yorkhill. Picture: TSPL

McCuaig is set for an eight-week stay at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Yorkhill. Picture: TSPL

AN eight-year-old girl mauled by two American bulldogs has had two operations and faces further hospital treatment.

The mother of Broagan McCuaig says she is proud of her “brave” daughter as she recovers from the attack in Garthamlock, Glasgow.

The youngster was playing outside her home on Gartloch Road when she was seized by two American bulldogs being walked by their owner.

She suffered serious injuries to her face and is being treated by doctors at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Glasgow’s Yorkhill.

Her mother Tracey Cox, 36, described it as the worst day of her life.

“It was horrible to think, one minute she was in(side) shouting, the next minute she was outside screaming ‘help me’. That’s all I remember,” she told BBC Reporting Scotland.

“She keeps saying ‘are the dogs away, are the dogs away’?

“Obviously she’s getting flashbacks of what happened, she’s terrified.”

Broagan had two operations over the weekend and it is understood she faces an eight-week stay in hospital.

The injuries to her face are said to be healing well but she will require further skin and muscle grafts on her leg.

A 34-year-old man and a woman aged 33 have been charged under the Dangerous Dogs Act following the incident at about 5.10pm on Friday.

Ms Cox said: “I’m really angry. Nobody should have these dogs. These dogs are for farmers, for people with fields. These dogs are to bring down bears and cattle, not for a wee block of flats.”

She said of her daughter: “I’m really proud of her. She’s so brave.”

 

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