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Last updated 7:53PM ET
March 6, 2021
Alabama
Alabama
11-month-old Killed By Dogs
(2007-07-25)
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - An 11-month-old boy was fatally mauled when two Siberian huskies got into his playpen at a home where he was visiting, authorities said.

Detective Jimmy Patterson of the Putnam County Sheriff's Department said Trey Paeth was pronounced dead Monday afternoon after the mauling in a bedroom at the home of Allen McCaffrey just outside Cookeville.

Patterson said the boy's parents, Chris and Casey Paeth, were visiting McCaffrey. They are in the Marines, assigned to Florence, Ala., Patterson said.

Two adults and several children were at the home when the attack occurred, but apparently were in another part of the house and heard nothing, the detective said. The dogs have been destroyed.

Patterson said he does not expect anyone to be arrested.

Deputy Bill Hunter, an animal control officer, told the Cookeville Herald-Citizen that the playpen had holes and blood stains on its screen.

"This is such a tragic case," Sheriff David Andrews told the paper. "You just can't measure how tragic it is."

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