An 8-day-old baby has died after being mauled by the family’s wolf-dog hybrid in Virginia. Lee County Sheriff Gary Parsons said that deputies were told a three-year-old wolf hybrid attacked and mauled the girl while she lay in a bassinet. The sheriff said the infant’s upper body and head were primarily injured. The dog was later euthanized, Parsons said.
The department was responding to a call about the mauling Wednesday morning. The baby was already on the way to a hospital when police arrived. She died that afternoon. The sheriff said two other children were in the home at the time of the attack.
“According to the statements the baby was in a bassinet, there was blood in the bassinet where the dog had attacked the child…it was very serious injuries to the upper body, and the head, the child had been seriously mauled by the animal,” Parsons said.
Parsons said that there is an ongoing investigation with the Lee County Department of Social Services. The sheriff said he’s checking with the commonwealth’s attorney to see if any charges can be filed.