Family Dog Drags Baby Into The Woods

By: Courtesy WKYT.Com
By: Courtesy WKYT.Com

Just a few days ago a Kentucky family was celebrating the birth of a new baby boy.

That joy turned into terror Monday afternoon when police say they believe the family dog grabbed the baby by the neck and dragged him 100 yards from the home into the woods.

Police received a call after the infant's father, Michael G. Smith, says he saw the dog with the infant in his mouth. The baby was found about ten minutes later on the ground. He was taken to UK Hospital where he is listed in critical condition.

Investigators say the attack happened at the family's home along Beaumont Road, not far from Nicholasville in Jessamine County, Kentucky.

The dog is said to be an American Indian Mix and is now under quarantine at the Jessamine County Animal Shelter while the investigation is carried out.

Investigators say it's still unclear whether any criminal charges will be filed.


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  • by tina Location: montana on Oct 8, 2009 at 06:15 AM
    these people are so stupid... this story isn't true at all! In it for $$$$$$$$$!
  • by Mother of 2 Location: Washington on Jul 24, 2009 at 11:50 AM
    Where were the parents that had been celebrating? What kind of celebrating were they doing that the dad after the fact had to look into the back yard to see the newborn in the dogs mouth? How did the dog get the baby in its mouth and out of the house without anyone seeing it? This is crazy and so are the parents of this baby.
  • by Lin Location: IA on Jul 24, 2009 at 09:50 AM
    A good thing this dog was not owned by some of the posters on here. There has been NOTHING to prove the dog was vicious or jealous. The dog's history is to take things..that is what she did..she took something. I would like to know how the dog got the baby out of the crib and out of the house for at least 10 minutes without the parents hearing or seeing anything. Babies, even young ones, have loud vocal cords and there is no way this baby was quiet during all of this. Something just does not sound right to me. They have older children..what if one of them was jealous, hurt the baby, and then gave it to the dog, which would explain the scratch marks. I think one of the other two children in the house hurt the baby and the dog is being blamed. The father saw the dog and baby outside. If one of the kids took the baby out and hurt it there, that would explain why the parents did not hear the baby. Sounds like a bad seed situation to me. Those older kids need to be grilled!
  • by LADY Location: GREENVILLE on Jul 23, 2009 at 07:51 PM
    Has anyone heard how the baby is doing now?
  • by Ruby Location: Greenville on Jul 23, 2009 at 09:24 AM
    Was the dog Cherokee or Souix? There is no such breed as an American Indian. I believe it was meant to be American Eskimo, maybe? Nevertheless, where would one leave their newborn baby and for how long unattended to give a dog the chance to do such a thing? I'm sorry but there's some child neglect in this story.
  • by Jes Location: Washington on Jul 23, 2009 at 07:40 AM
    "A taste of human blood"??? This is not a horror movie. The dog will not suddenly be vicious. I really don't think the dog intended to injure the child or why would he take him to the woods. The baby would have already been killed before he ever got that far. This was a horrible accident and I just don't think the parents are at fault. I'm sure they feel horrible enough already.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 23, 2009 at 04:44 AM
    I hope the baby is okay but I also hope that the dog isn't put down. It sounds like the dog was trying to protect the baby. The article says nothing of the dog attacking the baby so why put it down?
  • by Anonymous on Jul 23, 2009 at 02:41 AM
    I saw these Parents on the news. The are NOT STUPID people. This was a terrible accident. The dog was not trying to hurt the baby, but of course did in the process. The Parents are very upset of course, and the dog has been taken somewhere else. So lighten up people like Tuilps. Don't you think these Parents have gone trough enough?
  • by me Location: nc#1 on Jul 22, 2009 at 10:45 PM
    first off i am not the me in nc that said kill the dog... some bassinets are not too high, i do have a floor bassinet that my son slept in the first month of his life... so it could of been one of those.. but who knows until ALL the facts are in.. and i agree about big dogs around babies.. i had my dog (a 2.5 pound yorkie) so scared she wouldn't even go within 5 feet of my son when he was born.. now she loves him and he loves her.. parents just have to be careful with all things... i pray that baby is going to be ok!!!
  • by Treaty Location: South Carolina on Jul 22, 2009 at 08:20 PM
    Seriously, I think the dog is being framed. Babies scream, cry and are pretty vocal about being dragged around and bitten, no less than hundred times. The story just sounds fishy. DawnNC is right, a dingo took my baby... doghaters wait for justice until the real perp is identified.
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