Baby dies after attack by family’s dogs in Johnston County, sheriff says

Johnston County News

WILLOW SPRING, N.C. (WNCN) – A baby died after being attacked by family dogs Tuesday night in Johnston County, Sheriff Steve Bizzell confirmed.

The sheriff’s office responded to Riparian Court, which is near Dixon Road Elementary School in Willow Spring.

Bizzell said the father stepped outside for a few minutes. He heard a commotion inside and went back in to find the family’s two Rottweilers attacking the 10-month-old, who died at the scene, according to Capt. Danny Johnson.

The dogs are in the custody of animal control. It wasn’t known what would happen to them. Johnson said he doesn’t believe there have been any other violent incidents involving the dogs.

This is the second fatal dog attack involving a child in the area in the last month.

On April 27, Jayden Henderson and her mother were attacked by two pit bulls, Blitzen and Athena, at a neighbor’s home in Garner.

Those dogs will be euthanized after the police denied the dogs’ owners’ request to have them returned.

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