Labrador Retriever Mix Dog Kills Baby
A 2 month old baby boy was murdered by a Labrador Retriever mix earlier today in Ridgeville, South Carolina. The attack occurred when the father of the baby was taking a nap with a 3 year old and the mother was out of the home with a 7 year old child. The infant was left sleeping in a baby swing outside of the room where the father was.
Upon arriving home the mother found the baby in severe distress and the infant's leg was already severed. 911 was notified at this time. The child did not survive the attack and authorities have stated that an autopsy is scheduled for Saturday to determine if the infant was dead before the dog attacked or if the attack caused the death. Child Services immediately removed the other two children from the home because of the nature of this fatal indecent.
The dog that was involved was a Labrador Retriever mix that arrived in the home merely weeks before. Not much more has been released regarding the dog. Through public comments on various news outlets covering this story indicate concern on what the dog was mixed with and where the dog was acquired from. If the dog was adopted through a shelter or dog rescue there could have been indications of aggression towards children that the couple was not made aware of.
Other concerns brought to light regarding the dog is why the father left the infant alone with the new dog to take a nap and why the father didn't awake to the screams of the baby. Once the autopsy confirms if the baby was still alive at the time of the attack these concerns will likely be more closely looked at.