Philippine Daily Inquirer

Pet dog mauls 3-day-old boy to death


SAN DIEGO—A three-day-old boy was mauled to death by the family dog while they were in bed with the child’s parents, police said on Friday. The parents were in bed watching TV with their newborn son and dog on Thursday night when the mother coughed. The coughing startled the dog and it unexpected­ly bit the baby, Sgt. Tu Nguyen said. He said the parents pulled the animal off and took their only child to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Animal control officers took the two-year-old dog, a neutered male American Staffordsh­ire terriermix named Polo, into custody, said Dan DeSousa, deputy director of the county Department of Animal Services.

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