8-week-old mauled to death by family dogs

by: Jared Leone, Cox Media Group National Content Desk Updated:

HOUSTON - An 8-week-old boy was mauled to death by the family dogs over the weekend.

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Michael James Obergas was in his bassinet in a secure room. When his parents walked away, one of their dogs nudged open a door and attacked the child, according to KTRK.

Paramedics were called to the house for the dog bite and took the child to Memorial Greater Heights Hospital where Obergas was pronounced dead at Saturday.

The dogs, a schnauzer mix and a Labrador retriever mix, both named Jack, were put in quarantine at BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions, where they will be euthanized.

Houston police homicide division is investigating.

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