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
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.