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Updated Mar 21, 2014 - 1:49 pm

Dog is euthanized after mauling baby at Tempe home

TEMPE, Ariz. — Authorities said a dog that mauled a baby in Tempe has
been euthanized and also tested for rabies.

Tempe police said the 9-month-old girl suffered severe head injuries after
being briefly left alone Tuesday.

The baby remained hospitalized in critical condition.

A spokeswoman for the Maricopa County Animal Care and Control said the 95-pound
Akita named Bellah was euthanized Friday and sent to the state lab for rabies
testing.

The test results should be known in a few days.

The baby’s family asked that the 8-year-old dog be tested and euthanized.

The dog also was involved in an attack in which an 8-year-old girl suffered
facial injuries in 2012.

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