Pitbull Mauls Baby To Death In Bassinet. This Is Awful.

Tue, February 22, 2011 4:54pm EDT by 25 Comments


A ten-day-old baby was mauled to death by the family pit bull as he was sleeping in his bassinet. So terrible.

Police say this attack was the “worst thing” they’ve ever seen. A ten-day-old baby boy was soundly asleep in his bassinet before the 11-month old family pit bull mauled him to death, leaving him with horrific neck and head injuries. Neighbors in Kalamazoo, Michigan say the baby’s mother ran out of the house screaming after she woke up to find her newborn child viciously attacked by her own dog. This might be one of the most disturbing things we have ever heard.

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The mother, who is said to be in her mid 20s and also has a 2-year-old son, put her baby boy down for a nap on Saturday afternoon, Feb. 19, and then went to sleep in another room with the dog. “When she woke up there must have been a sixth sense something was wrong,” Jeff Hadley, chief of Kalamazoo Public Safety, tells MailOnline. “The dog that had laid down in her room to sleep was gone and she went to check on the baby.”

The dog had pushed the baby’s room door open and attacked him as he slept. The infant suffered severe head, neck and face trauma and was pronounced dead on the scene. “It was awful,” Chief Hadley says. “I know some of the officers and they said it was the worst thing they had ever been to in their careers.” The pitbull was immediately removed from the house and put down.

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To make matters worse, neighbors of the woman, who has two pitbulls, say the dog was trying to bite officers as they took him from the home. Sadly, this kind of incident has happened before, with a 5-day old baby being killed by a pit bull just last February.

Warning, it is not safe to have a vicious dog in the house, especially when they are still puppies themselves. Introducing an 11-month-old pit bull to a newborn baby just doesn’t sound like the right thing to do. Please keep your children safe.

–Leigh Blickley

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