PICTURE: Texas girl, 4, who was ripped to death by her mixed-breed family’s dog in her own backyard
- Elayah Brown, 4, was attacked on Friday in southern Fort Worth, Texas
- She died about an hour later from her injuries Cook Children’s Medical Center
- The dog, described as a mixed breed, was euthanized on Saturday by the City of Fort Worth Animal Care & Control at the Fort Worth Animal Shelter
- Family described Elayah as a ‘smart, beautiful and inspiring person’ and said they were devastated by the loss
A four-year-old Texas girl died after being mauled in her own backyard by a mixed-breed dog.
Elayah Brown was attacked in a backyard in south Fort Worth by the family’s dog around 5:00 p.m. Friday. Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
She died of her injuries about an hour later after being transported to Cook Children’s Medical Center, the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office said.
The dog, described as a mixed breed, was euthanized by the City of Fort Worth Animal Care & Control at the Fort Worth Animal Shelter on Saturday.
It is unclear what the dominant breed of dog is the dog.
Elayah Brown, 4, was attacked Friday at 5:00 p.m. in a backyard in southern Fort Worth, Texas by a mixed-breed family dog
Fort Worth Animal Care and Control leads the dog that mauled Elayah Brown, 4, Friday night in southern Fort Worth, Texas
Fort Worth Animal Care and Control takes away a mixed breed dog that Elayah Brown, 4, mauled in a backyard in southern Fort Worth, Texas
The family has turned the dog over to Fort Worth Animal Care & Control, according to Diane Covey, a Fort Worth city spokesperson.
At that point, Fort Worth Animal Care & Control owns the dog. An evaluation of the dog was done based on behavior and history, ‘she said.
“ Based on the history of the dog causing a vicious attack, the best decision that could be made on behalf of the family, the dog and the community was to humanely euthanize the dog. ”
In a GoFundMe page launched to cover the costs of Elayah’s funeral, her uncle Reginal Arberry described the child as a “ smart, beautiful and inspiring person ” and said the family was devastated by the loss.