A newborn baby in Cleveland, Ohio, is dead after a family’s dog escaped from a barricaded area and attacked. According to Cleveland.com, the 14-day-old baby, identified as Sophia Booth, was in a bedroom when the German shepherd got loose on Friday evening and bit her on the head. The baby was transported to an area hospital where she died from head trauma.
Tommy Varga, a neighbor, told News 5 Cleveland that the dog was “like a junkyard dog” who was known to be aggressive. Reporters were told that the dog in question was often kept outside.
The local animal control agency was called to the home and removed the four-year-old shepherd. No word on whether or not charges will be filed over this tragic incident.
(Stock image of baby crib via Pixabay)
More news and updates at the National Animal News Facebook page
Did you know that if you want to get updates from a Facebook page, you need to do more than “like” it? To get recent postings in your Facebook feed, you must also hover your mouse over the word “following” and then click “see first” from the drop-down menu. You may want to check back with your favorite pages on occasion because Facebook often changes your settings, no longer having your favorites among those to “see first.”