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Pet Dogs Maul Two-Month-Old Boy

No matter how docile a pet, parents should always take precautions when bringing home babe. An Oklahoma couple learned the hard way when they left their two-month-old son alone in his swing and it cost him his life. The baby's mother and grandmother were in another room of the house when the infant was mauled by one of the family's two dogs —a black Labrador puppy and a small Pug.

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stephcorinn stephcorinn 9 years
This is an awful story. I love dogs (and all animals), but they are still animals with wild instincts. You can't leave them alone with a child. I have a sheltie who is the most docile dog in the world, but she is never left alone with small children. You never know what could happen. Since this story seemed so strange, I took the time to search the internet for articles about it. I found the two below from a paper in Oklahoma. Apparently the mom was 17, and she was asleep in another part of the house. They think the grandmother was also asleep in another part of the house. The baby was left alone for TWO hours. Such a tragic and completely preventable event. http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?articleID=20080730_11_A1_hDetec457625 http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?articleID=20080804_1__Ayear88381
Matamoros Matamoros 9 years
People are really stupid when it comes to animals. They should never be left alone with babies. Poor kid.
peepshow peepshow 9 years
Add Pugs and Labradors to the vicious breeds list. How did the dog get into the swing? How come the child didn't wake up and cry at that disturbance alone? There are too many questions for me to believe it was either a puppy or a pug. Something's not right.
Dublin62505 Dublin62505 9 years
Something doesn't smell right in Denmark. Whatever happened, it's a horrible event and sad for both baby and animal(s).
Ericka Ericka 9 years
I don't understand why everyone is crying negligence here. They were at home with two small dogs they trusted. I'm pretty sure most moms at some point leave their child sleeping somewhere such as a swing. crib etc. with dogs in the home. Unless these people live in a mansion and the baby was left in some other wing I'm thinking the baby was very close to where the mother was even if she wasn't in the room at the time of the attack. For example, would you wake your baby and take him out of the swing if you had to go to the bathroom, or throw the wet laundry into the dryer? I feel bad for them, very sad.
Aphrosette Aphrosette 9 years
This whole thing made me cry, not only for the baby but for the dog too. Its not either of their faults and there are two lives cut much too short. If you look through the video they show the lab puppy being taken out of the house and it couldn't be more than 15-20 pounds, I find it so hard to believe that the puppy could pick up a 10 lbs baby and shake it. I mean my dogs are about that size and the only things they playfully shake are their toys that don't weigh very much.
jessie jessie 9 years
goddamn that makes me cry!!!!
crystalvillage06 crystalvillage06 9 years
This has been all over the news here in Tulsa. They investigated and are 100% sure the dog caused the death of the child. In OK if an animal attacks a person it has to be put down. No getting around it. I am not defending the parents because they obviously should not have left their child alone; just trying to explain why the dog was put down. It is a very sad situation and the parents appeared devastated in an interview last night.
kiwitwist kiwitwist 9 years
Definitely something fishy about this story. I feel horrible for the baby and the dog. Why are they only killing one dog because they 'think' it was the lab?! None of this makes any sense.
wakeupandora wakeupandora 9 years
I agree Luckyme.. it just seems like whatever happened to the baby had to have taken longer than a few minutes, making its parents incredibly negligent.
skigurl skigurl 9 years
no matter how socialized dogs are, this can happen heartbreaking for this family
kmckay kmckay 9 years
i'm with you luckyme... i bet the puppy shook it around like a rag doll. needless to say,in my opinion, the parents are to blame, the dog(s) shouldn't be punished by death and theres got to be more to this story (the baby had to be crying or the dog had to be making growling noises) how senseless
Trixie6 Trixie6 9 years
CoralAmber - I wondered the same thing when I read this. How did this happen so fast that the parents didn't hear anything? Something is not right with this story. The parents should definitely be held responsible.
kikidawn kikidawn 9 years
Oh how sad :(
sh12345 sh12345 9 years
i dont get it - how did they conclude that it's the lab - and not the pug? i've had a lab and my lab would never harm anyone/anything at all. she's really gentle with kids... it's the parents fault - i dont get why the puppy has to be put to sleep.
pinkprincess1101 pinkprincess1101 9 years
luckyme yeah maybe playing not so much attacking what do i know don't care for animals never really had one, I've been around them but never long enough to know what they are like
luckyme luckyme 9 years
I could see the puppy trying to play with the baby, more than aggressively attacking it. You know how puppies grab things and shake them back and forth? That would kill a baby. So would the biting. (That was heart wrenching to type, btw). And I would bet they were in a completely separate part of the house. Negligence at its worst.
Martini-Rossi Martini-Rossi 9 years
heartbreaking indeed.
pinkprincess1101 pinkprincess1101 9 years
im thinking maybe the baby started crying and the pup not knowing better attacked the baby but still how if the baby was in his swing, now the story is starting to get fishy the more i think about it, as far as not hearing him maybe they were in a separate room with the door closed or outside or maybe not even home, this is very negligent on the parents part, i hope we are putting to much thought into it, because no baby or person should have to die in such a horrific manner
mrscole mrscole 9 years
I'm sorry but I completely blame the parents. I read that the lab was only 6 weeks old - at that age he should have still been with his mother and litter learning social skills. It is there fault for taking a puppy so young and then not even watching him. And I find it hard to believe that a puppy that little could kill a baby - with the parents not hearing a peep nonetheless. Something is fishy about this whole thing if you ask me.
CoralAmber CoralAmber 9 years
I'm kind of shocked, how can a puppy maul a baby to death, with out it crying out? How fast could it have happened with such small dogs? I really want to know more details, including the results of an autopsy.
snarkypants snarkypants 9 years
just goes to show...ANY dog can attack, not just those with a bad reputation. train your dogs no matter what breed they are people!!!
meandtheo meandtheo 9 years
this is so sad, for everyone..the puppy too. my heart just breaks for them.
faerymagick15 faerymagick15 9 years
how could anyone leave their 2 month old alone in another room??? I NEVER did that!! Regardless of whether there are dogs in the house, but ESPECIALLY if there are!! I agree with most..the blame lies with the parents of course, but it doesn't make their pain any less and I am sure they feel horrible. I wouldn't wish something like that on my worst enemy (not that I have any!). Such a sad situation.
roxtarchic roxtarchic 9 years
this is so heart wretchingly horrible... seriously makes me want to cry and i agree w/luckyme about the puppy's fate... i'm just sick. i just don't understand the senselessness... i just can't, my mother came to stay when our lil one was born... and there was NEVER a time that he was left alone w/grandma in the house, even if he was sleepin in his basinette grandma was hovering!!! it's just so incredibly sad....
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