UPDATE: Police call it the worst dog mauling they’ve ever seen. Thursday morning, police were called to a home for a child that was bitten by a dog, and found the child very badly injured inside.
Authorities say the child is four years old. The child was taken to Marshall Medical South in Boaz then flown to Birmingham in critical condition.
Crossville Police said the incident happened at a home on Justice Street.
Investigators say the child’s mother was out of the home taking other children to school. Officers say her boyfriend said he thought the child was laughing and playing, and went back to sleep. The mother found the four-year-old when she got home. Police say there was another child in the home, she is okay.
Police are not sure of the breed of the dog. It was euthanized after the incident. Authorities seized 18 dogs from the property.
All of the children in the home are now in the care of the Department of Human Resources.
Authorities say charges could be forthcoming as officers investigate the case.
A 4-year-old is in critical condition after a dog attack in DeKalb county.
Police responded to a call this morning off Justice Street in Crossville. The victim, a boy, was found with severe injuries to his face. The unconscious victim was transported to the Marshall Medical Center before being airlifted to Birmingham.
The child was attacked inside with an adult in a nearby room. Police say the man believed the child was playing, and he did not react when the attack started.
15 dogs have been seized from the property. The dog involved in the attack has been euthanized.