Two Rottweilers who mauled a five-week-old baby to death had already been reported to the council by terrified neighbours months before the tragedy, it has been revealed.
Mia Jade Riley was asleep in a bassinet at her grandfather's home in Moruya, on the NSW South Coast on Saturday night when the dogs suddenly attacked her about 10.40pm.
Her parents and several other adults desperately tried to save her and she was rushed to hospital, where she sadly died of her injuries.
Friends of the family told Daily Mail Australia the dog attack was completely random and came after they had been dozing harmlessly near the little girl.
However, multiple neighbours have now revealed they were so afraid of the Rottweilers they had stopped walking by the property where they lived.
Friends of the family told Daily Mail Australia that the dog's attack was completely random. One of the Rottweilers is pictured
Medics at the nearby Moruya Hospital were unable to save Mia Jade (pictured) and she died
Mia Jade's father, local chiropractor Tom Riley, and his wife Lani (pictured) leapt to prise the dogs off their baby girl
The dogs are believed to belong to Mia's mother's cousin, who lives next door to the property where the attack took place.