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Canada: Baby Dies After Being Attacked by Dog

A newborn baby boy died after a family dog with turned on the child inside the family’s home near Calgary.
By Elad Benari, Canada
First Publish: 2/17/2012, 10:34 PM

Man and dog (illustration)
Man and dog (illustration)
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Canadian police said on Friday that a newborn baby boy died after a family dog with no previous history of attacks turned on the child inside the family’s home, The Canadian Press reported.

The RCMP said the infant was attacked Wednesday morning at the house in Airdrie, a bedroom community just north of Calgary, and died that night in hospital.

Insp. Tony Hamori, who called the attack an “unimaginable event,” said the family also has a two-and-a-half-year-old son and has never had any problems with the husky.

“There is no history whatsoever of any issues with this particular dog,” Hamori was quoted by CP as having said at a news conference Thursday. “It’s just a very tragic accident.”

He added, “We do not feel there’s anything criminal in nature. No charges are being considered at this point in time.”

The report said that dog that attacked the child is being quarantined until the family and bylaw officers decide whether it should be destroyed.

“We want to do the right thing for the family,” Darryl Poburan, manager of municipal enforcement in Airdrie, told CP. “We want to do the right thing for the dog.”

Hamori said the attack re-enforces the need to watch animals closely around young children. 

(Arutz Sheva’s North American Desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)