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14 thoughts on “2024 Dog Bite Fatality: Baby Boy Under the Care of a Babysitter Killed by Three Large Dogs in Duncanville, Texas

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    • We noticed that some news organizations inserted in brackets, [German] shepherd mixes. But that is not what he said. He said, “shepherd mixes.” Police tend to know “German shepherds” quite well!

  1. Poor baby died because his parents didn’t do a background shouldn’t trust your baby to someone who own a big dangerous dogs whether it’s pitbull gs huskies.there was a story a while back where a dad trust his son to a babysitter who own pitbull and it killed the baby I think his named was daxson .the baby be still alive if she give him to a babysitter who owns cats.

  2. It appears the babysitter/homeowner/dog owner was running an unregistered (illegal) daycare from her home. The state does not have a listing for a licensed day care at her address.

    Four children present. One article said they were her children, but the owner, Marilyn Trout, is nearly 60 – doubtful. I am sure this is all part of the police investigation.

    Yes, I would like to see a picture of the dogs. Strange it was not caught on camera as the dogs were taken out. Usually a news crew catches a picture. There were 4 dogs in the home. 3 were involved in the attack.

    Another tragic, preventable loss.
    By the way, over a billion dollars in losses recorded by insurance companies in the US for dog bite injuries last year. 35% of losses on homeowner insurance is from this one cause. If homeowner companies are starting to drop people for living in hurricane regions, flood zones, fire areas, dropping people for dangerous dogs has got to be close behind.

    My daughter lived in an apartment and paid for a DNA test on her dog. She had to go into the office for the staff to take the oral swab. I hope this will become more universal.

  3. Doesn’t matter about the parents IMO, in this case.

    Because we don’t know why they left their child there. Perhaps this babysitter was the only one around they could afford. Should they have chosen better? I don’t know. They certainly paid more than the price for their lack of judgement.

    I still want to know what those GSDs were mixed *with*. Not that a pack of GSDs can’t go feral or wild, just that they are less likely to, than dogs mixed with pitbull.

    The other question for me is…how did the dogs get *to* the child?

    • Police are always purposely vague. There is a backyard. Police said the dogs were outside and found a way inside the home. “how did the dogs get *to* the child?” is exactly what the negligence hinges on, if there was any. One of the homeowner’s daughters has a large shepherd mix. The homeowner’s former husband passed away in 2019.

  4. A confirmed case where all three dogs were involved, how horrible. There’s no way that these dog were calm and stable family pets prior to this attack.

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