BRYAN, Texas Infant hospitalized after dog mauling

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Postby cheekymunkee » June 20th, 2008, 4:16 pm

Infant hospitalized after dog mauling

BRYAN, Texas -- A 5-month-old baby attacked by a rottweiler while left unattended on a sofa was transferred to a Houston hospital on Wednesday with multiple injuries, Bryan police said.



Bryan police said the child's 26-year-old mother went upstairs to take a shower early Wednesday morning and returned to find the dog dragging her son around by his head. It was unclear if anyone else was home at the time.



After being taken to a hospital in Bryan, police said the baby was transferred to Texas Children's Hospital in Houston. The child's condition was not immediately available.



The Bryan-College Station Eagle reported that Robert Thompson, the dog's owner and the infant's grandfather, voluntarily gave the dog up to Bryan Police Animal Control. Authorities said the dog would be euthanized.



Bryan police Sgt. Walt Melnyk said Thompson lived at the residence but was not home when the attack happened. The mother is a Waco resident who was visiting her father-in-law's home.



Melnyk told The Associated Press on Wednesday night that the investigation is continuing. He said no charges have been filed.



Mary Crist, an animal behavioral specialist at the Texas A and M College of Veterinary Medicine, said rottweilers can be good pets, but, like any dog, they should be supervised when around children.



Frank Constancio, who lives next to Thompson and shares a small chain-link fence with his neighbor, said that he and his children often played with the dog and never found it to be aggressive.



"He was a family oriented dog," he said. "He listened and rolled over on a dime. I never imagined that something like this would happen."
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Postby airwalk » June 20th, 2008, 5:22 pm

Again...she left a 5 month old baby unsupervised on a couch while she went UPSTAIRS to take a shower!!! :shock: Are these people born stupid or do they actually work at it.
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Postby BigDogBuford » June 20th, 2008, 5:26 pm

airwalk wrote:Again...she left a 5 month old baby unsupervised on a couch while she went UPSTAIRS to take a shower!!! :shock: Are these people born stupid or do they actually work at it.


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Postby airwalk » June 20th, 2008, 5:27 pm

Okay, so these women are born that stupid? Then we need a law that says people born that stupid can't have children or animals...
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Postby madremissy » June 20th, 2008, 5:41 pm

airwalk wrote:Okay, so these women are born that stupid? Then we need a law that says people born that stupid can't have children or animals...


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