The dog that attacked a 2-year-old in Kawerau last weekend was  put down yesterday.
Kawerau District Council regulatory and planning manager Chris Jensen said the owner of the pitbull cross made contact with them yesterday morning and voluntarily surrendered the dog for destruction.
The council had not received a complaint from the family of the child as they were related to the dog's owner.
No further action was to be taken by police or the council.