Dog Drags Newborn From Family Home
By JEFFREY McMURRAY, AP
posted: 6 HOURS 48 MINUTES AGO
LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 21) - A father was frantically calling 911 to report his newborn missing when he spotted the baby, bleeding from the mouth and clutched in the mouth of a family dog who had carried him from his crib to the heavily wooded backyard.
Four-day-old Alexander James Smith was rushed to the emergency room at University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington, where he was listed in critical condition Tuesday with two collapsed lungs, a skull fracture, broken ribs and various cuts and bruises.
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Dakota, a 4-year-old Native American Indian dog, took her family's newborn out of his crib and carried the baby into the heavily wooded backyard, authorities said. Alexander James Smith was hospitalized in critical condition with two collapsed lungs and a skull fracture. The incident was under investigation. Dakota was turned over to animal control. Dog Drags Newborn From Home