Family dog drags newborn into woods

Just a few days ago a Jessamine County family was celebrating the birth of a new baby boy born just three days ago.

That joy turned into terror Monday afternoon when police say they believe the family dog grabbed the baby by the neck and dragged him 100 yards from the home into the woods.

Police received a call after the infant's father, Michael G. Smith, says he saw the dog with the infant in his mouth. The baby was found about ten minutes later on the ground. He was taken to UK Hospital where he is listed in critical condition.

Investigators say the attack happened at the family's home along Beaumont Road, not far from Nicholasville.

The dog is said to be an American Indian Mix, who is now under quarantine while the investigation is carried out.

The animal is being held at the Jessamine County Animal Shelter.

Investigators say it's still unclear whether any criminal charges will be filed.

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