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3-month-old baby mauled to death by family pit bull in NJ: reports

A baby was mauled to death by a family dog in New Jersey in a vicious attack that also left the mother seriously injured, reports said.

Cops were called to a home in the Middlesex County town of Woodbridge at about 6:15 a.m. Saturday, where they found Daymon Balbuena, a 3-month-old baby boy, unresponsive, according to the Courier News.

The county prosecutor’s office — which took over the investigation — believes the child was attacked by the family pit bull.

A pit bull mauled 3-month-old Daymon Balbuena to death in Woodbridge, New Jersey. GoFundMe
A pit bull mauled 3-month-old Daymon Balbuena to death in Woodbridge, New Jersey. GoFundMe

The mother — who was seriously wounded — and father were also brought to the hospital for treatment, the prosecutor’s office said. They were released later that day.

A vet euthanized the dog after the incident, authorities added.

The funeral services for the child will be Friday, according to Balbuena’s obituary.

“The love he brought to his family during his short life will never be forgotten,” it said.

A GoFundMe campaign has raised more than $15,000 for the family in the wake of the “unforgettable tragedy.”

The child’s mother was also seriously wounded by the dog. Facebook/Ann Marie Halligan
The child’s mother was also seriously wounded by the dog. Facebook/Ann Marie Halligan

“We can not imagine the pain this family has had to endure the past couple of days and the pain they will carry as they cope with the loss of their beautiful baby boy, Daymon,” organizer Kayla Gil wrote of the parents, Henry and Sierra Balbuena.

“The family and I are asking the community to come together and support them during this tough time,” she wrote. “This tragic loss is one they will have to carry, let us gather together to show them our support.”

The incident is still under investigation, reports said.