Dog That Bit, Killed Baby Taken Away from New Owner

New owner says dog not a danger, but investigators say it must be in isolation

A dog that fatally bit a newborn baby last week in western Pennsylvania  has been seized from the Pittsburgh-area man who adopted it and could be euthanized.

A state dog warden took custody of the 18-month-old husky on Thursday, a week after it bit 2-day-old Howard Nicholson inside a McKeesport home while his mother was in the bathroom.

William Uhring adopted the dog earlier this week after it was released by the shelter that had taken custody of it.

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The Allegheny County district attorney's office says state law requires a dog involved in a fatal attack to be isolated and euthanized unless the owner files an appeal.

Uhring says he will appeal the dog's seizure.

Authorities say they're still investigating the baby's death.

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