In a terrible tragedy, a Sherman Oaks, California family is devastated after their 3-month-old infant died after having been bitten in the head and face by one of the three family dogs.
According to CbsNews, the attack occurred on Saturday afternoon as the grandmother, who had been caring for the infant, left the room to get the child a bottle. When she returned the baby had been bitten in the face and head area; the family didn’t wait for emergency vehicles and instead took the baby to the nearby emergency hospital where she was airlifted to a specialty children’s hospital. Tragically, the infant died as a result of her injuries.
Police removed three dogs from the family home – a small dog, a Labrador retriever and a Rottweiler. None of the dogs were ever known to be aggressive. The dogs have all been taken to Animal Control where DNA samples have been taken to determine which dog or dogs were responsible for the attack.
Sadly, this is a tragic reminder to never leave a child alone with a dog. Dogs can easily be stressed out by the crying of an infant. Dogs have been known to try and carry a baby in their mouth much as they would do to a puppy. Even if you have to leave the room to get the baby’s bottle, take the infant with you. Even one second could mean the difference between life and death when any dog is left alone.
Rest in peace little girl.
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