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 Dog attack, infant killed
Dog attack, infant killed
A 4-month-old girl was mauled and killed by a rottweiler at a Warren home Wednesday evening, police said.

What I can't figure out is why they had a dog that was aggressive at a party. If you know an animal is aggressive towards children, you don't let the dog be around kids! picked by Maven 4 years ago
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 Maven
4 years ago
More from another news agency:

WARREN,MI -- A 4-month-old girl was mauled to death by a 120-pound rottweiler Wednesday afternoon during a party at a home attended mostly by teenagers, police said.

The child was with her 17-year-old mother and her mother's 17-year-old female friend at a home in the 37000 block of Toepfer when she was attacked by the animal around 5:45 p.m.

The baby's mother, who left the living room to make formula for the child, asked her friend to watch the girl. When the friend sat the baby on the living room floor to unfasten the straps of the car seat, the dog "came out of nowhere" and attacked the child, said Warren Police Sgt. Louis Galasso. Police did not identify the teens.

"The dog pulled the child from the car seat and shook her violently," Galasso said. "At one point he repositioned his grip on the child and shook her back and forth."

About 15 guests at the home saw the attack and began kicking the dog to get the animal to release the baby. The dog's owner, who had brought the dog to the gathering, finally was able to free the baby.

Galasso said the child died of massive head trauma. The infant was taken to St. John Oakland Hospital and pronounced dead.

The owner of the dog, named "Chopper," brought the animal into the Warren Police Department an hour after the attack. He was expected to be turned over to the Macomb County Animal Control Department.

"Obviously we will request that the dog be destroyed," Galasso said. He said the 2-year-old dog was a stray the 19-year-old owner acquired about a month ago.

The dog "was known to show aggressive tendencies toward children," Galasso said.

"It is one of the most tragic stories I ever heard in the 20 years I have been here," he added.
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 gammerus
4 years ago
Why would someone do that? I have two large dogs that are generally good, but simply are not safe around children and because of that they are kept away from them. The fact that my dogs may or may not jump on or paw at small infants is enough reason to separate them; If they had ever shown real aggression towards them they wouldn't be allowed in the house when children visit.
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 Maven
4 years ago
Same here. My dogs aren't big, but one of them doesn't like children at all. He's not aggressive, tries his best to get away, (or hide behind me). As a result--I don't let him be around kids. He's stays inside the house when I'm not home, so I don't have to worry about some kid getting into my back yard, cornering my dog, and getting bitten.
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 tikirob
4 years ago
I am very wary around any pet and my 4 year old. The first instinct she has to any dog rushing her (friendly) is to run, and boom they think she is playing. It is sometime hard for dogs to understand what children do. I always pay close attention. I don't understand how this kinda thing could happen.
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 tundramo...
4 years ago
« Maven : Same here. My dogs aren't big, but one of them doesn't like children at all. He's not aggressive, tries his best to get away, (or hide behind me). As a result--I don't let him be around kids. He's stays inside the house when I'm not home, so I don't have to worry about some kid getting into my back yard, cornering my dog, and getting bitten.
You are proof that there aren't very many bad dogs, just lots of bad owners.

You are very responsible with your dog and I wish more owners would be like you, since I'm sure that would greatly reduce the number of human/dog incidents.
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 drzima
4 years ago
I second this... ^^^^^^^^^^^^
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 marinuse
4 years ago
You can make a killer out of a chihuahua. The dog is a pack animal and follows its leader. If the leader sucks, so will the dog.

Thumbs up for the parents who are wary regardless. The dog, domesticated as it is, will always have a natural born instinct that is not domesticated.
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