dog attack
For days, 6-week-old Ezra Mansoor had been in critical condition at East Tennessee Children's Hospital after family members said he was attacked by their dog.

But now, Ezra's mother, Chloe Mansoor, said her son didn't survive the injuries. He was pronounced dead Thursday afternoon.

It was news that rocked the family.

"Being his mom was the biggest honor and the best thing I've ever done," Chloe Mansoor said.

According to Chloe Mansoor, the family dog, a husky who they had owned for eight years, had never shown aggression prior to this incident.

In the midst of grieving their loss, Chloe Mansoor and her family said they hope that others can learn from their story and take caution in having dogs around small children.

"It could be any dog at any time, completely unprovoked, no matter what the history is," Chloe Mansoor added.

The family decided to have Ezra be an organ donor in the hopes of helping save the lives of other children, which has given them a brief amount of peace in what's been a tragic time.

Chloe Mansoor said she enjoyed every second of being a mother and urges others to not take the time they have with their children for granted.

"Pray for all the family. Really, all of the family loved him so much. I know everyone's grieving right now, we're grieving right now and it's going to be a lifelong process trying to work through this," Chloe Mansoor said.

The Knox County Sheriff's Office, per standard protocol, is investigating the case.

The family dog responsible for the attack was taken to Young Williams Animal Center, according to Chloe Mansoor.