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Siblings of boy mauled by family dog are taken by Child Welfare

August 2, 2010 |  4:38 pm

Officials from San Diego County Child Welfare Services have taken custody of the three siblings of the 2-year-old boy killed Saturday by the family dog, officials said Monday.

Aaron Carlson was mauled by the family’s German shepherd in the family’s home in off-base military housing in San Diego.

Aaron was upstairs while his mother was downstairs, unaware of the attack, authorities said. His father is a deployed Navy sailor.

The move to take custody of the three other children is a routine precaution while officials determine whether their parents can adequately care for them, authorities said.

County animal control officials have euthanized the dog.

-- Tony Perry in San Diego