Wilton woman dies after being attacked by dog

A Wilton woman has died in hospital after she was attacked by her own dog yesterday.

Emergency service crews were called to a home on Wilton's Hornby Street about 1.30pm on Thursday, May 16 following reports of a dog attack.

Police found a 74-year-old man and his 72-year-old wife suffering from lacerations and bite marks.

Both were treated by paramedics at the scene and rushed via ambulance to Liverpool Hospital. The woman's condition deteriorated and she died later that day.

A NSW Ambulance spokeswoman said the man suffered minor arm injuries.

The dog was seized by Wollondilly Council rangers. Police have confirmed it was a large cross-breed dog.

A decision on whether the dog is euthanised is still to be decided.

A council spokeswoman said the council was following the regulatory process for "managing a dangerous dog" under the NSW Companion Animals Act (1998).

The spokeswoman said the impounded dog was registered and council had no record of any previous reports about the dog's behaviour.

"The fatal dog attack that took place at Wilton yesterday is extremely upsetting to us and our community," she said.

"Or thoughts are with the family and all of the first responders that had to manage this very distressing incident."

A report will be prepared for the information of the state Coroner.

Police inquiries continue into the incident.