Family dog that bit Evergreen toddler euthanized Saturday

GOLDEN, Colo. - The family dog that bit an Evergreen toddler on the head last week has been euthanized.

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said the dog was euthanized Saturday at the request of the owner.  A specimen of the animal will be sent to the state laboratory to rule out rabies. 

The boy’s mother called 911 around noon on March 4 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.  

On Thursday, the family released a statement that said their son was in critical, but stable, condition.

Our family would like to praise God for the many miracles already at work in our baby's life. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to the Evergreen Fire Department, the responding officers and the Flight for Life crew. At this time, our son is in critical but stable condition receiving the very best care at Children's Hospital. We send our deepest thanks to our friends, family and the community for the outpouring of prayers and support. We kindly ask that the public respect our privacy during this crucial time of recovery.

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