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Thursday, 08 May 2014 06:45

Dog that Killed Toddler is Euthanized

Kobe, in the custody of Caldwell Co. Animal Control following Sunday's fatal attack Kobe, in the custody of Caldwell Co. Animal Control following Sunday's fatal attack photo contributed

The Rottweiler that attacked and killed 18-month-old Nyhiem Wilfong Sunday night (May 4) in Caldwell County has been euthanized. Caldwell County Animal Control put down the dog, named Kobe, Tuesday afternoon (May 6).

The child was attacked as he played with his cousin in his grandfather’s backyard in the Kings Creek area. The dog belonged to the child’s grandfather.

Animal Control says the grandfather signed off on euthanizing the dog.

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