Dog maims baby to death after becoming ‘agitated’ during argument
A 16-month-old girl was killed in a dog attack on Westmoreland Street in Akron, Ohio.
Akron Police spokesperson Lt. Michael Miller, who was contacted by News week for an update, confirmed that the little girl died of her injuries on October 3.
He added that the child had been attacked by at least one dog.
The incident allegedly occurred around 10:30 a.m. at a house in the Firestone Park neighborhood.
Reports suggest officers who responded discovered a seriously injured 16-month-old girl at home.
Lt. Miller added that the victim was rushed to Akron Children’s Hospital, where she died.
Investigators suspect that there was a fight between two adults at the scene.
Neither the man nor the woman involved in the reported altercation is believed to be the girl’s biological parents.
At least one of the dogs in the house – described as pit bulls by Akron police – “got agitated” during the disagreement, before savagely the child.
Miller added that the Summit County medical examiner will perform an autopsy on the victim, whose name has not yet been released.
The city’s animal control is believed to have now removed the dogs from the scene, as the investigation into the girl’s death continues.
Statistics compiled by DogsBite.org suggest that 46 dog bite-related deaths in the United States occurred in 2020, two fewer than the previous year.
A statement on the site reads: “Although regulated in military housing areas and in more than 900 US cities, pit bulls contributed 72% (33) of those deaths. bulls make up about 6.2% of the total dog population in the United States. “
At least 10 different dog breeds are believed to have contributed to human deaths in 2020.
It is believed to be: American bully-mix (Shorty bull), Belgian malinois, bull terrier, cane corso and labrador retriever.
Elsewhere, a child was forced to kick a pit bull to save a family dog.
Eight-year-old Bichon Frize-Shih Tzu mix Peaches was reportedly savagely savage by the striker near his home in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Days earlier, a court heard details of a brutal dog attack in which a woman was “savagely” mutilated and her pet, Shih Tzu, fatally injured.
And a man was left in critical condition after being attacked by a pair of pit bulls in Harris County, Texas.