‘My son was silent': Jyedon Pollard's mom recalls 2-yr-old's dying moments after dogs brutally mauled him

Jyedon Pollard, 2, was fatally attacked by a rottweiler and a cattle dog on November 8 at the Country Gardens Motor Inn in Cowra

‘My son was silent': Jyedon Pollard's mom recalls 2-yr-old's dying moments after dogs brutally mauled him
Takisha Pollard had gone inside the motel for a brief while when dogs mauled Jyedon to death (Takisha Pollard/Facebook)
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COWRA, NEW SOUTH WALES: The grief-stricken mother of a two-year-old boy who was savagely mauled to death by two dogs recalled her son’s last moments and said the heart-rending image of him will stay with her forever.

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Jyedon Pollard, 2, was brutally attacked by a rottweiler and a cattle dog on November 8 in front of his mother and two sisters at the Country Gardens Motor Inn in Cowra, in NSW's central west. The animals latched onto Pollard's face and neck, causing his grievous injuries. The dying toddler was rushed to the Cowra Hospital in a blood-soaked blanket before being airlifted to Westmead Hospital in Sydney, where he succumbed to his injuries.

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Takisha 'Kesha' Pollard had been living at the motel temporarily with Jyedon and her two daughters Aaliyah, 9, and Tahaleaha, 5, as they waited for a permanent home to move into. On the fateful day, the children were happily riding their scooters when Kesha went inside to bring some water for her daughter. When she came out, she realized her son was missing and saw motel owner Matt McIIIhatton running towards her with a brutally injured Jyedon in his hand.

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Takisha 'Kesha' Pollard/Facebook
Takisha 'Kesha' Pollard/Facebook

"Jyedon wasn't moving, he wasn't making a sound. His pupils were dilated. My son was silent, I knew it was bad," Pollard told The Daily Telegraph. "I was yelling 'Where's Jyedon, where's Jyedon? Jyedon was silent... all these people saying there was a kid screaming, there was no screaming. My son was silent."

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Pollard is angry at the housing officials who placed her family at the motel without checking if there was a dog at the site."Wherever the dogs were, it can't have been that safe if a two-year-old could get in," Kesha said.

Earlier this week, Kesha launched a fundraising campaign in the hopes of putting together a sky banner in her son's memory on the day of his funeral. She said it would mean the 'absolute world' to her and her family if this wish came true. "As many of you know my two-year-old son Jyedon was tragically killed last week here in Cowra. I am raising money to have a Sky banner for the day of Jyedon's funeral to fly above in the sky, This would mean the absolute world for me to do this for my son," the fundraiser page read. "Any help would be more than appreciated."

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Jyedon’s father also mourned the death of his "best little mate". Brayden O'Hanlon, 24, was waiting for trial behind bars when his sister broke the news of his son’s death to him. The officials released Brayden from prison on compassionate grounds on Friday night. "I'm just so lost and numb... He was my best little mate," he told the Daily Telegraph. O'Hanlon also expressed his gratitude to his loved ones for their support.

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