The serviceman surrendered his service dog along with two other dogs to local authorities. As of August 1, 2012 there is no new information about this fatal dog mauling.[source citations] Howard Nicholson Jr., 2-days old, was fatally bitten on the head by the family husky and died at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.At the time of the attack, the newborn was in a bassinet on the floor and his mother had stepped away to go to the bathroom.She returned to find the newly adopted husky standing over her injured baby.The victim was transported to Palomar Medical Center where she was diagnosed with an intracerebral (brain) hemorrhage.She was admitted into intensive care with a "poor prognosis." On Saturday March 3rd, she was removed from life support and died the next day. Escondido police found no evidence that a crime had occurred.In 2012, one fatality involved dogs from three different dog breeds, thus producing a "death credit" total of 41 rather than 39.10 dog breeds contributed to one death: husky, labrador-shepherd mix, boxer-mix, golden retriever-mix, cane corso, presa canario, Boston terrier, bullmastiff, mastiff-Rhodesian ridgeback mix and one unknown breed.
Chief of Detectives Tom Hackney said the rottweiler bit the child repeatedly.
The husky had also killed the family's cat prior to killing the newborn.
Before the end of the dog's 10-day rabies quarantine, a rescue advocate, William Uhring, managed to whisk the dog away from custody to save it from euthanasia.
Arriving deputies shot and killed the pit bull inside the home.
Though not physically injured in the attack, the grandmother was immediately hospitalized for shock.