Two family dogs were seized after the sudden death of a six days old baby girl at a home in Pontyberem in Carmarthenshire, West Wales. Police took away an Alaskan malamute called Nisha and an unnamed collie cross.
The youngster, named Eliza-Mae Mullane died at her home on February 18. A coroner is looking at the case. The causes are still unknown. No major details about her injuries have been released by Dyfed Powys Police yet.
A police spokeswoman told the Sky news: “We can confirm that the two family dogs taken into police possession have now been destroyed.
“A file concerning the death of Eliza-Mae Mullane has now been passed to the coroner for Carmarthenshire.”
The parents, Sharon John and Patrick Mullane, called her a “dearly loved daughter”. Their tribute said, “She brought joy into our family, and losing her like this has cast the most horrible shadow over all of us”. The family also expressed their gratitude to the community for their support through a police statement.
The Alaskan malamute and the collie cross are not banned breeds as per the Dangerous Dogs Act. Alaskan malamutes were originally sled dogs in the Arctic, but now they are found popularly as family pets.
The Alaskan Malamute Club of the United Kingdom describes the breed on its website as an “affectionate, friendly, loyal, devoted companion”.