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To think there may be something more to this recent dog mauling?

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curiousgeorgie Wed 19-Feb-14 15:11:56

Horrifically sad story about the 6 day old baby killed by an Alaskan Malamute in Wales.

But it seems a little bit odd... The death hasn't been listed as a dog attack, the police will not comment and say they're still investigating, also, the dog hasn't been destroyed?

In other cases like this I don't think there was such a delay?

Or maybe I'm reading too much into a DM article...

Awful anyway. Poor little baby sad

KatieBurningham Wed 19-Feb-14 15:14:05

I did think it was strange that the dog hadn't been destroyed, they always seem to get destroyed, not that I necessarily agree, but I did have the same thought.

I also wondered this. The article I read didn't specify that the baby was 'mauled'. Could it be some other tragic outcome such as accidental suffocation?

justtoomessy Wed 19-Feb-14 15:18:04

I think it is odd too as they normal state the dog has been/is being destroyed and although any dog can turn it isn't the usual big jaw lock on type of dog IYGWIM.

I do wish people would be more careful with babies and dogs though. I'm a bit slack about most things and my dog is a softie but he was never left alone with my DS when he was a baby.

justtoomessy Wed 19-Feb-14 15:18:46

Someone at work mentioned suffocation so it could be that as they are huge dogs.

FoxesRevenge Wed 19-Feb-14 15:18:57

Maybe the dog didn't do it and the case is under further investigation...

curiousgeorgie Wed 19-Feb-14 15:18:57

The quote the mother apparently shouted in the street would indicate a very vicious mauling, but then she was airlifted to hospital so the original reports can't be true.

DarlingGrace Wed 19-Feb-14 15:19:45

I think the phrase 'the dog ate my babies head' is fairly graphic. As is the word 'mauled'.

poor bairn :-(

curiousgeorgie Wed 19-Feb-14 15:19:46

That's what I was thinking Foxes...

SelectAUserName Wed 19-Feb-14 15:21:28

I don't know if it would make a difference that the dog was apparently reported stolen? It might delay the destruction order (if one is applicable) if it is also the stolen goods in a theft case?

natwebb79 Wed 19-Feb-14 15:22:13

I was in the queue at a newsagent earlier and unfortunately saw the headline in The Sun (sick bastards). I'm sure a quick Google will find it if you haven't seen it. I can't get the hideous image out of my head. Poor, poor little baby sad

natwebb79 Wed 19-Feb-14 15:22:47

Ah cross post. That's the one. sad

curiousgeorgie Wed 19-Feb-14 15:24:46

It seems odd to airlift her to hospital if that actually happened though, doesn't it?

MikeLitoris Argentina Wed 19-Feb-14 15:25:39

I really hate to specualte on threads lile this but the way this one has been reported does make it seem unusual.

Apparently the neighbour that found the dog outside has said there was no blood on the dog and that it was calm and friendly.

Whatever happened the whole thing makes me feel sick. That poor baby.

I have a big dog and was concerned how she would react when dd2 came home. She used to fuss if anyone carried dd around. I would never have left them anywhere alone together. Dd is 3 and the house is full of gates to keep the dog in certain places.

phantomnamechanger Wed 19-Feb-14 15:31:27

RIP poor darling baby - whatever has happened a dear sweet baby has died in horrible circumstances. speculating over the exact details, when it will all come out in the end anyway, is a bit ghoulish IMO.

ImATotJeSuisUneTot Wed 19-Feb-14 15:33:05

My sky news feed has stories on three dead babies today, really got to me. sad

phantomnamechanger Wed 19-Feb-14 15:36:29

me too I'matot, it's all so gut wrenchingly sad

Joules68 Wed 19-Feb-14 15:36:36

Was driving home earlier with the kids, radio news just spoke of children dying. Awful.

BulletForMySandwich Wed 19-Feb-14 15:37:12

It's all so horrible - a dog should never ever be close enough to a baby - supervised or not - for this to happen! My MIL has a dog and always tells me 'if they touched your dd they'd be put down!' Because that would turn back time and stop it happening hmm people always think 'oh but MY dog isn't like that' in the right situation they are ALL like that!
This poor baby whatever happened to them! sad

NeonMuffin Wed 19-Feb-14 15:42:24

It's very odd, I also wondered why the dog hadn't yet been destroyed. I think there's possibly more here than meets the eye.

I do wish people wouldn't leave very young children alone with dogs. Any dog, not just staffie and rotties ( who can make loving pets when they go to a responsible owner), can turn. I know of someone who was badly bitten by a Border Collie. Not a breed known for its aggression.

falulahthecat Wed 19-Feb-14 15:42:48

YANBU as it has been implied in many places the dog may have not been involved in the original attack on the child, or rather it has not been specifically stated that the dog did definitely attack the child.
Very sad, either way.

justtoomessy Wed 19-Feb-14 15:43:25

Alos this only happened yesterday and they are selling there story to the Sun?? Bizarre I'd be too distraught to be talking to newspapers

8thplace Wed 19-Feb-14 15:43:31

I too think there is more to this story that is currently apparent.

LtEveDallas Wed 19-Feb-14 15:45:58

Quote from Sky News:

"Police said that a post-mortem examination would need to be held to investigate the cause of death before they could confirm it was a dog attack"

That may just be badly worded, but to me sounds as if there is some uncertainty.

Solo Wed 19-Feb-14 15:46:49

Poor little baby sad.

I was just looking at photo's on the Mirror online. They show a picture of a Police Officer with a dog on a lead wearing a plastic cone collar. The dog is almost certainly not a Malamute and the Officer is smiling down at the dog. Just doesn't make sense.

Whatever happened, I hope Eliza Mae did not suffer. God rest her soul.

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