Newborn Baby Dies After Being Attacked By Family Pit Bull Terrier
A Four-Day Old Baby Died in Jacksonville Florida After Being Attacked By the Family's Dog
The parents say they only left the baby alone for a few seconds when the dog attacked the newborn, who died as a result of its injuries.
The dog did not have any prior history of aggressive behavior, but it has now been destroyed after the attack on Sunday evening. The incident is now being investigated by Florida's child welfare agency and the Jacksonville Sheriff's office, who will attempt to determine how long the child was alone when the attack occurred.
"Our investigation will reveal if the incident was abuse, neglect or an accident," said the DCF spokesman.
The final report will not be available for weeks, but DCF wanted to remind parents how dangerous it is for pets to be around small children unsupervised.