Texas girl, 4, who was mauled to death by a dog in her backyard, Swahili Post

Texas girl, 4, who was mauled to death by a dog in her backyard

A four-year-old Texas girl died after being mauled by a mixed-breed dog in her own backyard.  

Elayah Brown was attacked around 5pm on Friday in a south Fort Worth backyard by the family’s dog, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.  

She died from 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 Saturday by the City of Fort Worth Animal Care & Control at the Fort Worth Animal Shelter.

It’s unclear exactly what the dog’s dominant breed the dog is. 

Texas girl, 4, who was mauled to death by a dog in her backyard, Swahili Post

Texas girl, 4, who was mauled to death by a dog in her backyard, Swahili Post

Elayah Brown, 4, was attacked 5 p.m. Friday in a south Fort Worth, Texas, backyard by a mixed-breed family dog

Texas girl, 4, who was mauled to death by a dog in her backyard, Swahili Post

Texas girl, 4, who was mauled to death by a dog in her backyard, Swahili Post

Fort Worth Animal Care and Control lead the dog who mauled Elayah Brown, 4, Friday evening in south Fort Worth, Texas

Texas girl, 4, who was mauled to death by a dog in her backyard, Swahili Post

Texas girl, 4, who was mauled to death by a dog in her backyard, Swahili Post

Fort Worth Animal Care and Control take away a mixed-breed dog who mauled Elayah Brown, 4, in a south Fort Worth, Texas, backyard

The family signed the dog over to Fort Worth Animal Care & Control, according to Diane Covey, a spokesperson for the City of Fort Worth.

‘At that point, Fort Worth Animal Care & Control owns the dog. An evaluation was done of the dog based on behavior and history,’ she said.

‘Based on the history of the dog causing a vicious attack, the best decision to make on behalf of the family, the dog, and the community was to humanely euthanize the dog.’  

In a GoFundMe page launched to help cover the cost of Elayah’s funeral, her uncle Reginal Arberry described the child as a ‘bright, beautiful and inspiring person’ and said the family was devastated by the loss.   

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