A family’s eight-year-old German shepherd has been seized by authorities in San Marcos, Texas, after allegedly killing a two-month-old baby on Tuesday afternoon, reported KXAN News. The baby’s father told the authorities that he had fallen asleep for approximately 20 minutes and that the baby was “cold” to touch when he woke up; he found the baby covered in bite marks.
The baby girl, whose name has not been released, was in a bouncy chair at the time of the alleged mauling. Local animal control officials impounded the German shepherd, who was reported to be “submissive.”
Multiple people commenting on the KXAN News report have questioned the facts of the father’s story – especially the length of time he claimed to be asleep (20 minutes) and why he would not have heard the baby’s screams.
The dog accused of the killing will be held in quarantine for 10 days and then the decision will be made about whether or not the dog should be euthanized.
(Photo/Eims/Not the dog from the story)