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Dogs put down after mauling Sydney tradie

AAP logoAAP 8/09/2016

Three dogs that mauled a tradesman, leaving him with injuries to his legs, chest and back, have been put down.

The 37-year-old had gone onto the Kenthurst property in Sydney's northwest on Friday morning to do a job when he was set upon by three American Staffordshire terriers.

A nearby nurse said she heard his screams and ran over.

"We ran down to the back of the property where we saw the man being attacked. He managed to get himself out to the front gate," nurse Sarah told the Seven Network.

Police gave first aid until CareFlight paramedics arrived, and the man was taken by ambulance to Westmead Hospital in a stable condition.

One neighbour said locals were fed up with the dogs roaming around and they had asked the owners to act.

"We've asked them several times over two years. We send them text messages with photos of the dogs in our yard," Michelle Gil said.

"It was just always going to come to this."

The victim was reportedly at the property for a plumbing job.

"We ring first if we know there are dogs on site, they are supposed to be restrained before we enter," colleague Darren said.

The three dogs were seized and put down on Friday afternoon, an impounding officer at The Hills Shire council said in a statement.

One of the dogs had been subject to a nuisance order.

Friday's attack is the latest in a spate of NSW dog attacks.

An 81-year-old woman remains in hospital after an attack by two American Staffordshire terrier crosses on Monday that left her with serious cuts to her face and body.

Four other people - two men and two women - who came to her aid were also bitten.

In a separate attack an eight-year-old boy was taken to hospital for a suspected fractured forearm and bite marks after he was bitten by a dog on August 28 in Edgeworth, near Newcastle.

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