Thursday, December 16, 2010

Baby Bitten By Great Dane Hospitalized—Great Dane to be Euthanized

December 16, 2010-According to reports a baby that was taken from the mother’s arms by a Great Dane is listed in guarded condition. The infant was bitten by the Great Dane when the mother was visiting with a neighbor and the canine snatched the 6 month old girl out of her mother’s arms.

The Great Dane carried the infant approximately 200 feet before letting go of the infant, according to Moravia Police Lt. Michael Lee. According to Officer Lee the Great Dane did not grab the infant and shake her, he carried her off, but bit into her hard enough to cause significant injuries. The attack occurred at approximately 2:30 p.m. in the 600 block of Laurel Lane.

At the time of the attack the mother was holding the infant on her right shoulder standing at the door of a neighbor’s home. The Great Dane weighing about 170 pounds, took the infant out of the mothers hands, the mother and neighbor chased the 3 year old dog about 200 feet.

The infant was flown to Los Angeles County USC Medical Center and treated for injuries to the chest, a punctured lung and two broken ribs, according to Monrovia Police Capt. Jim Hunt.

The 3 year old Great Dane has been quarantined and according to Capt. Hunt has no record of being aggressive. The owners have decided to have the dog euthanized.

The dog bite lawyer at Ehline Law Firm PC is always reporting on matters of public importance such as this, to warn the public to always be on the alert and to observe everything that takes place within sight or hearing. To learn more about how to protect against a dog attack, call 213.596.9642 and speak in an injury lawyer Los Angeles now.

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