ABC NEWS – A 10-month-old baby has been killed after being attacked by the family’s two Rottweilers.
The incident occurred in Willow Spring, North Carolina when the child’s father went outside and move a sprinkler in the yard, Johnston County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Danny Johnson told WTVD.
“The father had left the small child inside the residence unattended for only a couple of minutes, he heard a lot of commotion in the house, went back inside and found the baby unresponsive,” said Johnson.
Authorities say that the father then immediately called for help and when deputies arrived they began performing CPR on the baby.
“The Sheriff’s Office and EMS responded but were unsuccessful on reviving the child,” Johnson told WTVD.
“It appears the family’s dogs attacked the child and that is the reason for its death.”
It is not known if there have been any previous issues with the dogs before the attack occurred.
The two dogs have since been seized by animal control but it has not yet been determined what will happen to them.
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Two dog breeds, pit bulls (346) and rottweilers (51), contributed to 76% (397) of these deaths.