The father of a toddler killed by the family’s pit bull is offering a warning to dog owners with small children.
“Those dogs cannot be domesticated. They cannot,” Jeremiah Rutledge told Channel 2 Action News.
Rutledge’s 2-year-old son, Bo, was mauled to death inside his Sierra Trail townhome in south Fulton County on April 24.
“He was a very playful person, and loving, he had the prettiest smile. He had two dimples right here,” Rutledge said.
Rutledge said he received a call at work from his wife telling him his son was dead.
He said he rushed home to find police on his front lawn.
“I was trying to get in but the cops, they were fighting me, they were saying, ‘No,’” Rutledge said. Police tasered Rutledge to subdue him and prevent him from entering the home.
Rutledge said he understood why police tasered him after viewing photos of the bloodbath inside the house.
“How do I go from a birth certificate to a death certificate?” Rutledge said.
The family has not returned to the townhouse since the tragic accident. The pit bull had been part of the family for 8 years.
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