Stray Dog Kills Newborn — Family Fostered Pit Bull To Find A Forever Home

Chrissie Marie
Newborn dies after a pit bull attacks him.Lilla Kalocsai/pixabay

A newborn baby boy, 8-days-old, has died after being attacked by a stray dog the family recently fostered, People reported. The pit bull mauled the infant when the parents were sleeping early in the morning on Wednesday, November 10.

The family temporarily fostered the female dog, intending to find her a forever home. They couldn't bear the thought of the dog roaming the streets. Finding the dog roaming the street, they took her in so they could feed and provide shelter.

Just two days after taking the dog in, the animal attacked the newborn at 5 a.m. According to ABC 10, the dog is in Johnson County Animal Control custody and they plan to euthanize her.

"First and foremost, we offer our sincere condolences to the family and their friends during this difficult time," police chief Josh Gibson said. He said they are still investigating the incident and encourage the public to give the family time and space to grieve their unmeasurable loss.

"The dog was a stray that showed up at their house and they allowed the dog to be in there for a few days," Gibson said.

Law enforcement said they are seeing extreme cases of violent dogs in the past year in Kenly, North Carolina. They realize pit bulls aren't dangerous dogs, but without knowing the history of the animal, it was a dangerous decision to foster the animal.

In the past five years, they have received 1,800 dog bite reports. Only a handful of the reports are extreme cases. A few months ago, a 10-month-old baby died after being attacked by two family dogs. The father had left the infant unintended with the dogs for a few minutes, only to move the sprinkler in the front yard. He ran into the house after hearing commotion. By the time he entered the home, it was too late.

That brings up an important question for parents of small children — can you ever trust a dog alone with an infant or toddler? Tell me what you think in the comments section below. Don't forget to follow me for more crime stories.

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