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.