A pet dog in Texas was euthanized after it mauled a 4-year-old girl to death, media reports said Monday.

Authorities said the dog attacked the child at their home in Oak Grove Road, following which the unidentified girl was rushed to a hospital where she died of her injuries. A city official confirmed the mixed breed dog was humanely euthanized at an animal shelter Saturday following the attack.

“Anytime there is a loss of life, it’s a tragic incident. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and all first responders that responded to this call,” Chief Neil Noakes said in a release, according to 10WBNS.

According to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office, an autopsy was performed after the "tragic incident."

"Our beloved Elayah recently passed on April 30, 2021. Elayah was a wonderful daughter, niece, granddaughter, and cousin who touched the lives of those around her. She was a bright, beautiful and inspiring person," the family wrote in a GoFundMe page. "We are all devastated by Elayah’s loss and were not prepared for the high cost of a funeral service. We want to give Elayah the memorial she deserves, to honor her memory and say our last goodbyes."

It remains unclear what provoked the pet dog to attack and kill the child.

Last week, a 7-year-old girl died and her mother was hospitalized in North Carolina after they were mauled by two dogs. The girl and her mother were caring for the two pit bulls that belonged to their neighbor when the attack took place. The owner of the dogs was out of town at the time. The dogs reportedly attacked the child and her mother in a backyard of a home in Garner. Both the victims were taken to a hospital following the attack. The girl was pronounced dead, while her mother received treatment and was said to be in a stable condition. The police said it remains unknown what provoked the dogs to attack the two people who were caring for them. The two dogs involved in the attack were seized by Wake County Animal Control and taken to the Wake County Animal Shelter.

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