toddler mauled by family pet

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.

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toddler mauled by family pet

A 2-year-old boy was mauled to death by a dog inside his home in south Fulton County, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

The toddler was attacked around 1 p.m. inside his Sierra Trail townhome. The boy's mother was using the restroom when the attack occurred. “She advised it happened fast,” Fulton County Police Detective Melissa Parker told the AJC. “It was an obvious death once the mother came out of the restroom.”

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