Winslow man shoots family dog after it attacks 14-month-old granddaughter

The Associated Press
Posted June 05, 2012, at 8:45 a.m.

WINSLOW, Maine — Police say a Winslow man won’t face charges for killing the family dog after it attacked his 14-month-old granddaughter.

The girl and her father were letting two dogs outside on Sunday evening when the 4-year-old black Labrador retriever bit the girl on the head and wouldn’t let go, according to Animal Control Officer Charles Theobald.

The girl’s father and grandfather pried the dog off the girl.

The grandfather took the dog outside and shot it when it continued to be aggressive and he feared for the family’s safety.

Police tell the Morning Sentinel the girl was treated at a hospital for lacerations to her ear and head. The dog had been aggressive toward the girl before but the reason for Sunday’s attack was unknown. Rabies is not suspected. printed on August 19, 2017