Family's husky kills Airdrie newborn

It appears a dog they loved so much has now caused unimaginable grief for an Airdrie family.

RCMP were called to a home in the 2400 block of Kingsland View around 10 a.m. Wednesday and found a newborn suffering from bite wounds inflicted by a family-owned husky.

The baby was rushed to the Alberta Children's Hospital in Calgary but later died. Information online indicates he was no more than two months old.

“Our investigation has determined that was simply a very tragic accident,” said RCMP Insp. Tony Hamori. “Charges are not being laid. Our hearts go out to the family ' it's unimaginable what they must be going through.”

Neighbours indicated Thursday that the couple living in the home ran a dog-sledding business and a website appeared to verify that claim. An individual at the home Thursday refused to comment.

Metro has chosen not to name the family at this time, but their online biography indicates they have adopted four huskies. Airdrie bylaw officials would neither confirm nor deny that there was more than one dog living in the home.

The dog that attacked is being quarantined until the family and bylaw officers decide whether it should be destroyed.

“We want to do the right thing for the family,” said Darryl Poburan, manager of municipal enforcement in Airdrie.