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UPDATE: Family speaks after pitbull kills six-month-old baby

The dog attacked the baby while on his car seat.

“He was always smiling, had no problems, and was very loving.”

These are the words of Ané Stols, who spoke after the death of her six-month-old baby boy, Callum, on Wednesday morning in Fourth Avenue, Primrose, Johannesburg, Germiston City News reports.

Callum was attacked by a pitbull and died at his grandmother’s house just after 7am.

A shocked Ané said it had been an ordinary morning until she received a phone call that would change her life forever.

“I was called, and they said my baby was dead,” she said.

She had been dropped off at work, and Callum’s granny returned home with him.

“Apparently, she took him out of the car and started walking to the house, and the dog started attacking Callum in his car chair,” said Ané.

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Callum’s car seat lies empty in the driveway after the attack.

Callum’s car seat lies empty in the driveway after the attack.

Gerard Edward, Ané’s partner of a year, said the dog had always been aggressive, though Ané added the dog had never liked children.

Ané has two other children, Kiana (3) and Zian (5).

Gerard said he was heartbroken and didn’t know what to say about the tragic attack, as he treated the children as his own.

“I saw him for the last time this morning, and he was happy. Now our child is dead,” he said.

Gerard was waiting at home for the other children’s transport to collect them for school when he received the call informing him of Callum’s death.

“No it can’t be! The child was here with me just now,” Gerard responded when he heard the news.

The dog was taken away by the Germiston SPCA and the Primrose police has opened an inquest docket into the death for further investigation.

“Today our baby is gone,” said Gerard.


Six-month-old boy killed in fatal dog attack

– Caxton News Service

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