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Family Dogs Kill 3-Day-Old Baby in Calif.

The baby died at a local hospital shortly after the attack Monday

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    Two family dogs (not pictured) attacked and killed a young baby in California.

    Police in Central California said two family dogs killed a 3-day-old baby after her mother left her on a couch and walked away for a few seconds.

    Fresno Police Sgt. Dan Macias told the Fresno Bee the girl's mother had left the door open because it was hot and she thought the dogs were tied up in the backyard.

    The baby died at a local hospital shortly after the attack Monday.

    Macias said the two male dogs, which are believed to be a mix of Shar-Pei and pit bull, are owned by the 33-year-old woman's brother. He surrendered the dogs to the Central California Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

    SPCA spokesman Walter Salvari said the dogs will be euthanized.

    Police are continuing to investigate and that charges have not been ruled out, Macias said.