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Dogs involved in fatal child mauling have been put down

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According to Friday's publication of the Winnipeg Sun, the two dogs involved in the fatal mauling of a seven-year-old child in Springfield, Manitoba in Canada, have been euthanized.

On Friday, via email, Dan Fryer, the RM of Springfield's animal control officer, stated:

"As such, the dogs have been humanely euthanized and samples will be sent for rabies testing,"

The two Alaskan malamutes, Shadow and Bear, killed Gracie Herntier Clark earlier this month; the attack happened at the home of close family friends.

Earlier reports indicated that the child was being supervised, however nobody witnessed the actual attack.

The child had known the two dogs since she was an infant - her funeral was held on Saturday.

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