Two pet dogs that embraced violence and could not give it up as they killed a six-day-old baby girl have been killed in return by the police in UK.
The deceased, Eliza-Mae Mullane was mauled by her own family’s dogs- an Alaskan malamute named Nisha and Roxy, a terrier.
Police seized the two animals – whom some speculated were jealous of the attention given to the newborn – but they were kept alive while forensic tests were carried out.
Daily Mail reports that following a post-mortem on baby Eliza-Mae, of Pontyberem, Carmarthenshire, officers decided the dogs were no longer needed, and could be humanely killed.
Following the incident on February 18, it was reported that Eliza-Mae’s mother Sharon John, 42, ran to neighbours in shock shouting: ‘The dog ate my baby’s head.’
A police spokesman said: ‘We can confirm that the file concerning the death of Eliza-Mae Mullane has now been passed to the Coroner for Carmarthenshire.
‘We can also confirm the two family dogs taken into possession by the police at the time have now been destroyed.’
Ms John and her partner Patrick Mullane, 35, said Eliza-Mae’s death ‘cast the most horrible shadow’ over the family.
They said: ‘Even though she was an important part of our family for such a short period of time, Eliza-Mae will always be in our hearts and thought.
‘We will cherish the little time we were able to share with her. She was a dearly loved daughter, sister, grand-daughter and niece.
‘She brought joy into our family, and losing her like this has cast the most horrible shadow over all of us.’
‘There are no words we can use to describe what we feel at the moment, and we don’t think there ever will be.’
At the time neighbour Patricia Punter, 71, said: ‘It was terrible – I’ve never heard anything like it. Sharon was in a state of shock and just screaming.
‘She just kept on saying: “The dog ate my baby’s head. He’s blaming me for it – the baby’s gone.’
Ms John had terrier Roxy for years before Mr Mullane brought the Alaskan malamute home after a night at the pub.
Neighbours said the husky had been behaving strangely after the baby came home from hospital. Ms John also has two other children – Harley, five, and Lily-Rose, three.
The family was yesterday planning a funeral service for little Eliza-Mae. A full inquest will be held later this year.