A five-day-old infant girl was killed this week after she was attacked by the family dog, police said. Early Sunday morning, officials with the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office rushed to a home in Dunnellon, Florida, after receiving a call that a dog at the residence had attacked an infant.
When police arrived, a family member informed authorities the pit bull jumped onto a bed next to the infant’s crib before attacking the child, a police report stated. The child was alone in the room when the incident occurred, according to the report.
Local animal control officials who arrived at the home “took possession of the dog,” according to the police report. It was reportedly euthanized.