|Onion and Jeremiah Shahan played together all the time.|
In a purely tragic turn of events, a one-year-old baby boy was mauled to death by the family dog after celebrating the child’s first birthday.
The Shahan family had just wrapped up a day-long celebration when, around 10pm, baby Jeremiah leaned over and pet the 6-year-old Mastiff-Rhodesian Ridgeback mix, Onion, as he had done so many times before. That’s when Onion snapped and grabbed the baby by his neck, swinging him back and forth.
Christopher Shahan, the boy’s dad rushed to his side when he heard his grandmother screaming and was able to get the baby away from the dog but the damage was already done. The baby’s neck had been broken and even though he was immediately taken to a nearby hospital, and then airlifted to a trauma unit, he did not survive.
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