EVERGREEN, Colo. - A baby attacked by a family dog on Tuesday remains in critical condition.
The boy’s mother called 911 and told the operator that the dog, an American Bulldog, bit the baby in the head, causing traumatic injury. She said the baby was barely breathing.
The baby was airlifted from its home on South Pine Road to Children’s Hospital.
The baby was in critical, but stable condition on Thursday, according to a statement released by the parents.
"Our family would like to praise God for the many miracles already at work in our baby’s life," the parents wrote. "Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to the Evergreen Fire Department, the responding officers and the Flight for Life crew."
Neighbors said the baby’s family moved into the neighborhood about a year ago, and that they always kept their dog on a short leash out in public.
“They said he was fine with people, just not other dogs,” said neighbor Paul Folsom.
Folsom said he’d seen the dog show aggressive behavior.
The dog was taken to Foothills Animal Shelter where it will remain in quarantine for 8 more days so Animal Control officers can monitor its behavior and check it for rabies.
The Sheriff's Office said it is investigating the attack.