Boy, 2, who was mauled to death at a motel by a Rottweiler and a cattle dog owned by staff in front of his mum and sisters is identified – as his close-knit community searches for answers
- Two-year-old boy mauled to death at a motel identified as Jyedon Pollard
- The toddler was attacked at the Country Gardens Motor Inn in Cowra, NSW
- Rottweiler and cattle dog, owned by motel staff, attacked boy in front of mum
- Infant was airlifted to hospital with severe face and neck injuries and later died
- Police have seized the two dogs and established a crime scene to investigate
A two-year-old boy who died after being viciously attacked by two dogs at a country roadside motel has been identified as Jyedon Pollard.
The toddler was set upon by a Rottweiler and a cattle dog in front of his mum and two sisters at the Country Gardens Motor Inn in Cowra, in NSW’s central-west, just after 10am on Tuesday.
It’s understood motel staff own the two large dogs however they’ve both now been seized by council rangers.
Jyedon’s grieving mum Kesha had been living at the motel temporarily with her three children as they waited for a permanent home to move into.
The two-year-old boy who tragically died after being viciously attacked by two dogs at a country roadside motel has been identified as Jyedon Pollard (pictured)
The two-year-old died after he sustained critical injuries to his neck and face after the viscous dogs attacked him at the Country Gardens Motor Inn Cowra (above)
The toddler was set upon by a Rottweiler and a cattle dog in front of his mother and two sisters (stock image of a Rottweiler pictured)
A grieving relative said the children had played with the dogs on numerous occasions without incident and did not consider them a threat.
The family member described it as a ‘freak attack’ that happened ‘for no known reason,’ they told The Daily Telegraph.
‘He’s the most precious and beautiful kid, no one can believe it’s happened to him.’
Young Jyedon suffered severe injuries to his neck and face and was rushed to Cowra Hospital in a critical condition by witnesses and then airlifted to Westmead Hospital in Sydney where he died later in the afternoon.
Heartbreaking tributes flooded Ms Pollard’s social media pages after news of the boy’s death filtered through the tight-knit community.
It is understood the dogs, now seized by council rangers, belong to staff members of the hotel where the boy’s mother Kesha Pollard (pictured with Jyedon) had been living temporarily with her children
Police rushed to the scene and seized the two dogs involved in the attack
Detectives in the aftermath of the horror set up a crime scene and taped off the area but no charges have been laid
‘Thinking of you and your family,’ one person posted.
Another said: ‘OMG I’m so sorry’.
Others wrote: ‘My condolences to the family’ and ‘Fly high my friend’.
Detectives in the aftermath of the horror set up a crime scene and taped off the area but no charges have been laid.
Investigations into the incident continue and a report will be prepared for the coroner.
The Country Gardens Motor Inn is not pet-friendly and describes itself as a ‘clean, peaceful motel located on the edge of town in the quietest most peaceful part of Cowra’.
Investigations into the incident continue and a report will be prepared for the coroner