Dog destroyed after attacking baby Kamillah in Inverell

A dog that attacked and killed a 12-month-old baby girl in Inverell has now been destroyed.

Council rangers seized the rottweiler on Saturday after baby Kamillah was mauled in Greaves Street.

Police have confirmed the animal has been put down.

Heartfelt tributes have flooded in from all over Australia as the news hit national headlines.

As the family come to grips with the tragic loss of baby Kamillah, a Go Fund Me page was created to assist with funeral costs.

In a space of just over 24 hours, the page reached its target goal of $6,000 and is now up to $9,950.

Family member Tess Hinchey described the 12-month-old as a “beautiful and happy little miss”.

“Kamillah will be greatly missed by all of her family.

“She has grown her beautiful wings and will now watch over us. She is now with her Pa, he will now watch her for us all,” she wrote on the Go Fund Me page.

Emergency services were called to the Greaves Street house at 2.20pm on March 3.

Paramedics arrived to find the child suffering critical injuries as a result of being attacked by a Rottweiler.

She was treated at the scene but sadly, the little girl succumbed to her injuries on the way to the hospital.

Inverell Sergeant Ross Chilcott confirmed the Rottweiler was owned by a family member.

“The incident occurred within the rear yard of the family premises and the dog was tied up at the time,” he said.

On Monday morning, Sergeant Chilcott confirmed the dog was still in the possession of Inverell Shire Council, waiting further investigation.

“More think likely it will be destroyed, but it hasn’t been done yet.”

Police are in the process of submitting a report for the coroner.

The tragedy has rocked Inverell community members who took to Facebook to share their deepest condolences.

“Another child gets wings way too soon, can’t imagine what the poor parents are going through... Unfortunately no amount of what if’s will bring this darling back but hope the poor parents are not blaming themselves, they are suffering enough at their loss,” Jacqueline Johnson wrote.

Kelly Scriven’s thoughts were with the family and emergency services, writing “sleep peacefully little one”.

“RIP dear little one, bless your family with strength and love. You need to help them through this very hard time. My prayers and thoughts, and my heart goes out to you all at this saddest time,” Julie Degen wrote.

 There were about 3,430 dog attacks reported to local NSW councils throughout 2017, with 310 of these involving children under the age of 16. 

This, however, is the second child death involving a dog attack in NSW since 2013.

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