A German shepherd was immediately seized and euthanized after allegedly mauling a five-month-old baby while at a babysitter’s house in Clayton County, Georgia. According to WSBTV News, the baby, Paige, was in the care of a family friend when she was killed.
The mauling was said to have taken place while the man caring for her was sleeping – the baby put down to sleep on a bed in one room and the man watching her was sleeping in another.
The baby’s mother, Terika George, is heartbroken and stunned by what happened – she told WSBTV that the German shepherd had been around Paige since the baby was born, and had never shown any signs of aggression. She stated, “He ate by us, he slept by us, he followed us and sometimes I had her in her car seat and he would go over and check on her and walk away. I never heard of anything like this.”
German shepherd euthanized
The baby died sometime between late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning – a call was made to the police, around 3 a.m. Wednesday morning stating that the baby was dead. The dog accused of fatally mauling her was removed and has already been euthanized.
How could this happen?
How could something like this happen? German shepherds are known to be devoted companions – what happened in the middle of the night to drive a dog to fatally maul a baby? There have been no charges made in the case – it is unclear if the circumstances surrounding the baby’s death are being investigated or not.
(Stock image of a German shepherd via Pixabay/NOT the dog from this story)
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