10-month-old bitten by bulldog still in critical condition

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Dog euthanized by owner

By Deb Hurley Brobst

A 10-month-old boy bitten by an American bulldog last week still is in critical condition at Children’s Hospital, and the dog has been euthanized.

Details about the boy’s injuries are not being released, according to Jeffco sheriff’s spokeswoman Jacki Kelley, but there was some improvement in his condition over the weekend.

According to tweets from Kelley, on Saturday the dog was humanely euthanized at the request of the owner, who was present for the procedure. The dog’s body was sent to the state lab to rule out the possibility of rabies.

The boy was bitten about noon March 4 at his family’s home in the 4700 block of South Pine Road. The boy was bitten multiple times, and he was airlifted to the hospital.

The 70-pound American bulldog was the family pet, and investigators are still trying to sort out exactly what happened. The mother placed a 911 call saying her son had been bitten.