4-day-old Boy Attacked by Family Pit Bull

By: AP
By: AP

A pit bull has attacked a newborn baby in an Oakland County community with a long-standing ban on the breed of dogs.

It's the second pit bull attack within a week in Waterford Township, about 25 miles northwest of Detroit.

Police say they're turning their report on the attack on the 4-day-old boy over to prosecutors.

The baby's grandfather was holding him when the pit bull mix bit him on the head, sending him to the hospital.

The dog belonged to the boy's father and lived at the home. The owner has agreed to have the animal destroyed.

On Sunday, Waterford police say a pit bull forced its way under a neighbor's fence and killed a Yorkshire terrier.

The community has banned pit bulls since 1989.


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  • by Totally Disgusted!! on Sep 2, 2010 at 11:42 AM
    It seems like we hear a lot of these type of stories lately. I would recomend that anyone living within the city limits of Lansing contact the City Council, and demand that the city do something about the numerous pits bulls within the city limits. Some of them are allowed to run loose. Most of the owners do not carry any type of insurance in case the animal bites someone, and personally I am fed up with the idea that you are a BIG TOUGH GUY because you own a dangerous dog. I don't want to hear about another child, small animal, or even an adult mauled by a pit bull. They should all be distroyed. If you want to own a dangerous animal don't live within the city limits.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 2, 2010 at 09:33 AM
    To all of you who say pitbull's are safe to have here is another attack and it is by the family dog. So it is time for Michigan to ban pitbull's and if you are found with one it should be taken and destroyed and a fine for the owner and if it has attacked someone jail time for the owner. These dogs are not safe to have and should be against the law to own one. Plus in Oakland County it is against the law to have one and that is the way it should be every where. If you want to own one the move out of the U.S. and have one but not here in the U.S.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 2, 2010 at 07:30 AM
    Two more fetishes that the people at WILX has. Pit bulls and Detroit.
  • by James Location: Lansing on Sep 2, 2010 at 07:18 AM
    Didn't we just hear a story like this last week? And the dog belonged to the boy's father and lived at the home. Pitbull owners really need to start thinking, quit trying to be a gangsta’, and keep your children safe. Law-makers… you need to have these monsters banned.
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