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.