Three-Month-Old Baby Killed by Family’s Exotic Pet

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  • Source: WBRC
  • 12/09/2023
When you step into parenthood, the gravity of responsibility hits hard. Those carefree actions from your past are instantly off the table, all in the name of safeguarding your child. It's a fundamental parental instinct, but occasionally, you encounter folks lacking this innate sense.

Unfortunately tragedy struck in Alabama when a couple's "wolf-hybrid" fatally bit their 3-month old boy.

From WBRC:

The Shelby County Coroner and the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department are investigating after a 3-month-old boy was killed Thursday afternoon by what is described as a wolf-hybrid and reportedly kept as a pet by the baby’s family.

It happened in Chelsea on County Road 440 in Chelsea, according to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department.

The Shelby County Coroner says according to the parents, the baby was on the floor and the wolf-hybrid picked up the baby and started playing with him. They stated the parents tried to get the baby from the wolf-hybrid, but it was too late.

Chelsea First Responders, Shelby County Deputies and Shelby County Animal Control Officers responded to the scene and took the baby to Grandview Medical Center. The baby died a short time later. The animal was euthanized at the scene by a veterinarian at the request of law enforcement. It was taken to the Alabama State Diagnostics Laboratory in Auburn for further examination and investigation. There is no threat to the public.

Wayne Morris, a spokesman for the City of Chelsea, said other children were in the home and DHR is also investigating.

Someone must promptly remove any children from this house and far way from these neglectful parents. Failure to do so increases the likelihood of a tragedy similar to this one recurring.

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