El Paso, Tex. — A 2-year-old girl was fatally mauled by a dog owned by an employee of an animal adoption service, authorities said.
Authorities believe Gemma Liliana Carlos wandered away from a caretaker's home Thursday morning.
She was reported missing, and her body was found near a doghouse by a deputy who shot and killed the dog to get to the child.
The Rottweiler's owner works for a nonprofit animal adoption service called Pet Guardian Angel.
The dog was vaccinated and was tied legally in an unfenced back yard, said Lorenzo Hinojos, animal control program manager.