Family of baby bitten by dog: ‘Praise God for the many miracles;’ Child still critical

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Photo of the dog accused of attacking a child in Evergreen on March 4, 2014. (Photo: Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office)

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EVERGREEN, Colo. — A young boy attacked by a family dog in Evergreen on Tuesday was in critical but stable condition, the family said in a statement Thursday.

“Our family would like to praise God for the many miracles already at work in our baby’s life,” the statement read. “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.”

The family was not identified.

The 14-month-old was airlifted to the hospital about 12:45 p.m. Tuesday after being attacked at the family’s home in the 4700 block of Pine Road, deputies said.

Later, the sheriff’s office confirmed the dog had been contained inside the home and captured by Animal Control. It was taken to an animal shelter, where it will be observed for ten days for any signs of rabies.

A decision about whether the dog will be euthanized will be made after that.

One neighbor said the owners of the American bulldog kept it on a tight leash and it was never seen running around the neighborhood.

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