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1-year-old boy dies after Rottweiler attack

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CALDWELL COUNTY, N.C. — A 1-year-old was killed after being attacked by a Rottweiler in Caldwell County, according to the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office.

Officials said the attack happened Sunday at the child’s grandfather’s house in Kings Creek. The dog was on a chain at the time at the attack.

The victim has been identified as Nyhiem Wilfong.

The dog was seized and is being held at animal control.

Officials said another child took the 1-year-old boy to see the dog.

Source: WSOC


  • paige

    Logic, there’s been reports of poodles killing children!!! GET YOUR HEAD OUT OF YOUR REAR END, IGNORANT FOOL

    • Logic

      I don’t believe you, Paige. Prove it. “Reports” – plural. You’re funny. Yeah, those reports really dominate the headlines. Haha. Find me one and I’ll be surprised, but even if you do you know as well as I do it’s a fluke. You might find the occasional report of deaths caused by a breed that’s not generally considered aggressive but they will be very few and far between. There’s a report of a death by a pitbull every time you turn around. They make up the majority, followed by the other “typically aggressive” dogs. Your ignorance is really shining through all your name-calling. Relax. Have a glass of wine.

      • Paige Marie Harkema

        “Its probably a fluke” ??
        Wow, you are truly stupid.

        Anyways, like I mentioned before, if you think that ANY one dog breed would never kill a human, you shouldnt be owning dogs or even having children around them. Your ignorance is going to get your children hurt someday.

      • Logic

        Paige, do you understand the meaning of the word “fluke”? Every time you comment you sound more stupid than the time before. Now can you please post links to all those reports of poodles having killed people? Please? I am so eager to read all about that.

  • Danielle Mammano

    It’s not the breed. It’s NEVER the breed. There is no safe dog to leave unsupervised with children, PERIOD.

    I see the problem here right away. The rottie was left chained outside.

    Assuming that this is a regular thing in the dog’s life, here is some insight to how dogs see the world:

    If you leave a dog chained up, day in, day out, in your yard, he will mark that area over time and claim the yard as his own. It is no longer your yard. It is his territory. Any strange person or unwelcome person that sets foot on his territory is now considered a threat, and this is what causes dog attacks. My boyfriend acquired his dog phobia through this exact same situation.


  • Tgirl

    The bottom line is keep an eye on your child around any dog no matter the breed. You never know what the child will do to the dog to make it snap at them. Really, in this case the owner just got the dog which was 100 pounds, it was not a pup he was raising and how well did he know the dog to allow the children to go around it “ponder that”. Lets put the blame where it should go . I would not let my child go around a dog alone and unsupervised that I am unfamiliar with, would any of you?

  • Deon

    Don`t blame the dog, the parents should be charged as they could just as well left the kid with a bottle of poison.

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