Yadkin Co Infant Died From Dog Bite To Head, Sheriff Says

6:48 PM, Dec 6, 2012   |    comments
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Yadkinville, NC-- Last month a three month-old died after investigators said it was bitten by the family's dog. Detectives released very few details about the November 9 incident, until today.

Sheriff William Oliver with the Yadkin County Sheriff's Office said on Thursday that their investigation has been completed.

According to a news release, the infant was with the mother in the office portion of a kennel which is separated by a door. Investigators said the mother, left the baby in the office to work with a customer who wanted to board a dog. When they went into the kennel area, the door didn't properly latch behind them and the family's dog, a Rottweiler was able to get into the office where the baby was.

The dog's owner , family member, and the mother immediately went into the office and found the Rottweiler standing beside the child. They also saw that the child had been bitten.

The mother drove the child to Yadkin Valley Community Hospital for treatment, but the baby died, the sheriff said.

The other family member took the Rottweiler to a local veterinary hospital where it was euthanized.

Sheriff Oliver said the investigation revealed that the dog had no history of aggressive behavior. The sheriff's office consulted with the District Attorney's Office for a review of the case and it was determined that no charges will be filed in this case.


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