2 Year Old Georgia Boy Mauled to Death by Family’s Pitbull
Neighbors react to mauling.
A 2 year old Georgia boy was mauled to death by the family’s pitbull on Wednesday while his mother was in the restroom.
“The breed, we believe, is a pit bull,” Oliver Delk, administrator for Fulton County animal services, told reporters.
“We don’t know what made it attack the child as it did,” Delk said.
The mother of the boy has not spoken, but the woman’s neighbor says she’d owned the pitbull for about 8 years. He also says he heard the mother screaming, ‘Dog attacked the baby! Dog killed the baby! Dog killed the baby!’ and then saw her run outside and lay on the ground.
It is not clear whether anyone else was inside the home at the time of the attack.
“She advised it happened fast,” Detective Melissa Parker said. “It was an obvious death once the mother came out of the restroom.”
The mother was so distraught after her son’s death that she was taken to a metro Atlanta hospital for observation after the attack.
After the attack was dog was taken away by Fulton County animal control officials who are currently running tests on the animal. An investigation will reveal the animal’s temperament and determine its fate.
The child’s name has not been released.