Family Dog Unexpectedly Bites And Kills 3-Day-Old Baby
A 3-day-old boy from San Diego was reportedly attacked by the family dog this past Friday. While watching TV with their newborn, the mother coughed so suddenly that it startled the family dog, to which he reacted by biting the baby as reported by Sgt. Tu Nguyen.
The parents pulled the animal off by doing their best as they could to not deal damage to their baby. They rushed the baby afterwards to the hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
“At this time, we’re looking at this as nothing more than a tragic incident,” said Nguyen, a member of the child abuse unit.
An autopsy is pending to determined the exact cause of death for the baby.
Animal control the 2-year-old dog, a neutered male American Staffordshire terrier-mix named Polo, into confinement. It will be quarantined for 10 days and given a full assessment.
As horrible as this incident is, we can learn from it. As parents, we need to put our children’s safety first. A animal is still an animal no matter how loving it has been in the past. A new life in the equation may take a while for the family pet to get used to.
Article: New York Post