The 3-day-old baby who was killed June 27 when she was mauled by family dogs was identified Wednesday as Susie Kirby, the Fresno County Sheriff-Coroner’s Office said.
The newborn was attacked at a home on the 3700 block of North Glenn Avenue about 12:30 a.m. and died a short time later at Community Regional Medical Center, Fresno police Sgt. Dan Macias said.
The girl’s mother thought the dogs were chained in the back yard when the attack occurred.
The 33-year old mother, who was not identified, said she left the child on the couch and “walked away for a few seconds,” Macias said.
The two male dogs, believed to be shar-pei/pit bull mixes, were owned by the woman’s brother, who wasn’t identified. He surrendered the dogs to the Central California Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The dogs were euthanized on June 29.