DETROIT, Mich. (WDIV) - A 3-week-old girl is dead after she was mauled to death by a dog Thursday inside a home in Detroit, Michigan.
It started when the girl's mother brought the baby to a friend's house.
After being fed, the baby was set down in a car seat on the dining room floor.
The dog, who was just fed scraps out the back door, somehow got into the house and attacked the baby while her mother had her back turned.
Police are calling it a tragedy.
They do not plan to have any charges filed.
The dog, a 2-year-old pit bull, will be euthanized after a rabies test.
Detroit police said the dog was not vicious toward the officers as it was being taken away.
The family also claimed the dog was not vicious.
They believe it smelled the baby formula on the infant's clothes.
However, neighbor Rose Hill said the dog is well-known in the neighborhood.
"When the puppy goes down there, we go down to get it. They have a pole in their hand to get in the backyard. If the dog is that vicious ... you shouldn't even have the dog, period," said Hill.
Seeing the bloody animal after the deadly attack was just too much for her.
"We see pit bulls everywhere now," she said. "You shouldn't have to be scared to come out of your house and see any kind of dog sitting up there. That's not right, at all."
No arrests have been made.
Police have handed the case to the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office to see if any charges will be filed.