It is a morbid headline, but these stories crop up all to often. It's funny in a way, I have never heard anyone call for a ban on families owning dogs if they have children under one year of age.
That's not as outlandish a suggestion as you might think, if you stop to consider that the very young babes are the ones most likely to die as the result of a dog attack, and they are attacked pretty regularly. Calls for breed bans have been based on much less compelling evidence.
I AM NOT STARTING A CAMPAIGN.
Of course not. No reasonable person could support an arbitrary tyrannical proposition.
I want to post these stories, to raise awareness among the general viewers. Don't leave the dog alone with the babies.
Detective Steve Berry, Mesa police spokesman, said the girl was lying in a bassinet that was elevated and attached to a portable crib when the dog, a chow, began biting her about 7 p.m.
The mother had stepped away from the child to use the restroom and when she returned the dog was still biting, Berry said.
She frantically called 911 and the first police officers on scene saw "obvious bite wounds to the head."
The baby was unresponsive when paramedics arrived, Berry said.