EVERGREEN, Colo. (CBS4) – Emergency crews airlifted a child to the hospital after the child was bitten by a family dog in Evergreen on Tuesday.
The attack took place on the 4700 block of Pine Road around noon, and shortly after animal control officers pulled the dog from the home.
Officials with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department are investigating the incident and were still in the home well into the evening gathering evidence and trying to find out what caused the attack.
The child is a 1-year-old boy. He was airlifted to The Children’s Hospital and was listed in serious condition.
Deputies say the dog is an American bulldog, which is a different breed from a pit bull but comes from the same family.
Neighbor Paul Folsom said the couple who live in the home moved in a couple of months ago and he’s held the child, who he said was their only child.
“It’s disturbing and upsetting because the baby can’t protect itself, and that’s not right,” Folsom said. “I don’t know anything about the baby, if it’s going to be all right or not. I pray to God, I pray to god that it is.”
The dog was taken to Foothills Animal Shelter. He will be watched for 10 days and checked for aggressive behavior and rabies.