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Shocker! Family Dog Mauls 1-Day-Old Baby Boy To Death
In what will come across as a really startling development, a baby boy has been killed by a dog.
The boy, who was no more than a day old, tragically lost his life after a ferocious mauling by a family canine, according to the New York Daily News.
The unnamed Hamilton, New Zealand, child was pronounced dead on Sunday, mere hours after being rushed to a hospital in critical condition, reported News.com.au. on Tuesday.
“This is a traumatic time for all involved and our thoughts are with the families and individuals involved,” stated Hamilton City Council animal control manager Susan Stanford.
The baby boy, who had been born just the night before, was attacked by a Rottweiler, according to media site Stuff.
“Police are continuing to make enquiries, and are liaising with relevant agencies,” said a police spokesman.
A neighbor, identified only as Karen, told the site she had seen the mother sitting on the grass next to the road, lovingly holding her newborn.
The attacked occurred after the woman reportedly went to the bathroom.
“I sat beside the mother and put my arm around her,” said Karen. “The baby boy was crying really hard. He was just so little.”
The neighbor also claimed that the Rottweiler tried to bury the baby.
She described the child after the attack as “all dirty and had bits of blood on him.”
The neighbor claimed that both the Rottweiler and another dog owned by the new mother had been confiscated.
“The whole thing is horrible,” said Karen. “Every time I close my eyes I just see him.”