Date: July 28, 2008
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Victim: 2-month-old male
Breed: Labrador Retriever, puppy
Circumstances: Child left alone in a swing with dogs. Lab puppy has been euth'ed.
An infant was killed Monday morning by a dog in his south Tulsa home, police said.
Officer Jason Willingham said the 2-month-old baby boy was mauled by either a black Labrador puppy or a small pug at the baby's home in the 2900 block of East 102nd Street.
Officers were notified about 10:30 a.m. The child was pronounced dead at the scene.
Willingham said the baby’s mother and grandmother were home at the time, but nobody was in the room when the attack occurred.
“The child was left unattended in a swing,” he said.
Police are unsure what caused the mauling or which dog killed the boy. Both dogs were taken to the Tulsa Animal Shelter, where Manager Jean Letcher said the lab was euthanized at the request of Tulsa police.
Willingham said he is not sure what, if any, charges would result from the case.
“It’s just a very tragic set of circumstances,” he said. “It’s a very hard situation to investigate.”LK