The posts seem so miss directed, the local news posted this child was not in a FAMILY HOME but in foster care after her mom passed away due to diabetic, the family and this child are major victims, why would any court approve someone with a dangerous dog in the home, to have care of a child, without a history on this animal. It would be interesting to learn the history on this dog, the owner, and IF THIS dog was ever around a child before this placement. People place animals and children in situations that should never happen, EVERY BREED has dogs that are not safe with children. This was not just a bite, it was a mauling!! There is a differance, a warning bite does not tear a childs face off and continue to bite "attack". PEOPLE failed here..........big time!!
EMMET CO. -- A 20-month-old baby is in the hospital after being attacked by a dog.
The incident happened Thursday morning at a home in the Village of Alanson.
According to Sheriff Pete Wallin, a PIT BULL TYPE DOG attacked the baby, named Neveah, inside the home. Neveah was taken to McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital and then airlifted to DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids. According to Neveah's family, Neveah was bit in the jaw area and she is currently undergoing surgery.
The family tells us that Neveah has been in foster care since her mother died last year at 18-years-old from complications with diabetes. The family also tells us they are in the process of getting custody back in July.
The dog has been taken into custody and put in quarantine.
On Thursday morning a 20-month-old girl had to be airlifted to Grand Rapids after being attacked by a dog.
The Emmet County Sheriff’s Office, along with Alanson Littlefield Fire Department and Emmet County EMS, responded to a residence in Alanson to a report of a 20-month girl that had been attacked by a dog. According to Sheriff Wallin the attack occurred inside the girls home where the PIT BULL dog also lived.
The girl was transported to McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital and she has since be airlifted to Devos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids. The Sheriff’s Office has taken custody of the dog and has put it in quarantine.
The incident remains under investigation and the sheriff’s office will submit the issue regarding the disposition of the dog to the Prosecutor’s Office.