SAINT-BARNABE-SUD, Quebec, June 7 (UPI) -- A husky visiting a Canadian family's home with its owners killed a 3-week-old girl Monday afternoon, authorities said.
Quebec provincial police said the fatal mauling, apparently by a male husky, occurred about 3:30 p.m. at a home in Saint-Barnabe-Sud, about 38 miles east of Montreal, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported. A second husky, a female, was present but apparently didn't join in the attack, the network said.
Sgt. Claude Denis said the investigation into the child's death was just starting. The names of the victim, her family and the visiting couple who own the dogs were not provided.
"What happened exactly, we will learn more over the coming hours," Denis said.
Both dogs were taken by humane society officials for testing to confirm which was responsible for the attack and whether it has any conditions such as rabies.
There have been 28 fatal dog attacks in Canada since 1990, with 85 percent of the victims being children under age 12, the CBC said.