At the time of the attack, the newborn was in a bassinet on the floor and his mother had stepped away to go to the bathroom.
She returned to find the newly adopted husky standing over her injured baby.
The dog inflicted severe facial injuries to the boy.
As of January 26, 2012, no criminal charges have been brought.
[source citations] Steven Robertson, 6-years old, was mauled to death by a medical service dog that had allegedly been trained to help a Fort Campbell serviceman who suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
In 2012, one fatality involved dogs from three different dog breeds, thus producing a death count total of 41 rather than 39.
10 dog breeds contributed to one death: husky, labrador-shepherd mix, boxer-mix, golden retriever-mix, cane corso, presa canario, Boston terrier, bullmastiff, mastiff-Rhodesian ridgeback mix and one unknown breed.
Arriving deputies shot and killed the pit bull inside the home.
Though not physically injured in the attack, the grandmother was immediately hospitalized for shock.She suffered an immediate stroke and died 3 and a half days later.An autopsy report by the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office stated that she "developed slurred speech and became unresponsive" as 911 emergency personnel treated her on the scene.The serviceman surrendered his service dog along with two other dogs to local authorities. As of August 1, 2012 there is no new information about this fatal dog mauling.[source citations] Howard Nicholson Jr., 2-days old, was fatally bitten on the head by the family husky and died at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.Uhring told the media, "It's not the dog's fault." After a dramatic court hearing, a judge spared the life of the dog and ordered it shipped to an out-of-state sanctuary.