http://www.boston.com/dailynews/290/region/Baby left home alone for at le:.shtml

Summary: a toddler was left at home for over 16 hours alone except for a large dog described as a "Rottweiler". The baby was found sitting on the floor of the kitchen with the dog. Fine. Unmolested. No attacks, no nothing.
The article doesn't say what happened to the dog. :-(

-Shannon
http://www.boston.com/dailynews/290/region/Baby left home alone for at le:.shtml Summary: a toddler was left at home for over 16 hours alone except ... with the dog. Fine. Unmolested. No attacks, no nothing. The article doesn't say what happened to the dog. :-( -Shannon

Lovely I can't believe the last sentence in this story.Emotion: sad

Police said Pirrone will be summoned to court at a future date because the charge of reckless
endangerment of a child is not an arrestable offense.

How can it not be arrestable? Just goes to show how long the haul will be for animals, if leaving an 18 month old for 16 hours is not arrestable.

Gwen
http://www.boston.com/dailynews/290/region/Baby left home alone for at le:.s html
Summary: a toddler was left at home for over 16 hours alone except for a large dog described as a ... kitchen with the dog. Fine. Unmolested. No attacks, no nothing. The article doesn't say what happened to the dog. :-(

Probably safer with the rottie than many adults I can think of!
Rachel
(New Zealand)
The woman was on toot I believe, left her baby home ALL DAY and THEN SOME with the dog who both were eating things out of the fridge.

When a neighbour heard crying she tipped off the police who can and investigated.
Mother did not come home for HOURS later and when she did she said she had left her daughter home with a baby sitter (not the dog)

EXCUSE of course as she could not name the name of the baby sitter.

Child is in custody and dog was still there as of
Sunday's paper.
What a Mother,huh? : (
Paulette~
The woman was on toot I believe, left her baby home ALL DAY and THEN SOME with the dog who both were eating things out of the fridge.(snip) Child is in custody and dog was still there as of Sunday's paper.


The dog's probably wondering why the cops took away his dessert.

Lee
http://www.boston.com/dailynews/290/region/Baby left home alone for at le:.shtml Summary: a toddler was left at home for over 16 hours alone except ... with the dog. Fine. Unmolested. No attacks, no nothing. The article doesn't say what happened to the dog. :-( -Shannon

The Rott. was obviously CARL!
The story will be in his next book.
Hopefully with a happier ending: irresponsible mom arrested. Baby and dog go to a better home together.
EmilyS
http://www.boston.com/dailynews/290/region/Baby left home alone for at le:.shtml Summary: a toddler was left at home for over 16 hours alone except ... with the dog. Fine. Unmolested. No attacks, no nothing. The article doesn't say what happened to the dog. :-( -Shannon

Don't get sentimental. If another 24 hours had gone by the dog would have ripped the baby to shreds and enjoyed every bite of his meal.

Charlie
I'm not so sure about that. Subsequent news stories have said that the toddler was pulling food out of the fridge and feeding it to the dog.

-Shannon