facebook
twitter
search
search
X
Breaking News: Convicted Boston Marathon bomber Tsarnaev will seek a new trial

Newborn killed by family Husky dog

Feb. 16, 2012 at 3:30 PM

AIRDRIE, Alberta, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- A newborn boy was mauled to death Thursday in his Airdrie, Alberta, home by the family's pet Husky dog, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said.

The dog attacked the unidentified infant in the city north of Calgary at 10 a.m., and the child was pronounced dead of trauma at the Alberta Children's Hospital a half hour later, the Calgary Sun reported.

RCMP Sgt. Patricia Neely told reporters no charges are being considered against the parents.

The family has other children, but the dog has never threatened them, nor did it have any history of attacks, the National Post said.

"As far as the exact details of the attack, in deference to the family we're not giving a lot of information on exactly what occurred," Neely said. "Obviously, a baby isn't provoking an attack in any manner."

The dog was taken into quarantine. Whether it will be destroyed or adopted out is up to the family and Airdrie bylaw officers, the Sun said.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Kim Jong Un had terrapin farm manager executed, says source
More than 80 percent of North Korean defectors are women, says report
Burt's Bees co-founder Burt Shavitz dies at 80
North Korea requests medical aid from U.N. agencies
Encroaching sea levels endanger Pakistan's Indus Delta