An elderly woman has been left with serious injuries after being attacked by three dogs in Christchurch.



St John were alerted to the incident around 4pm Monday and sent a ambulance to a Spreydon house.

St John spokesman Ian Henderson says the patient, in her early 70s, was taken to Christchurch Hospital ED with serious injuries.

The victim today is in a "comfortable" condition, a hospital spokeswoman said.

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The three dogs involved in the attack have been seized by the Christchurch City Council.

They will be held by the council's dog control unit until a decision on prosecution is made.

A council spokeswoman said the three dogs are a Shar Pei/Collie cross.

The dogs were registered, the council says.