RCMP said the girl was attacked just before 3:30 p.m. on Sunday. She was rushed to the Children’s Hospital in Winnipeg where she was pronounced dead.
RCMP said the girl was being looked after by friends of the family when she was attacked. Shortly after, Springfield Animal Control seized two Alaskan malamute dogs.
On its Facebook page, Rural Animal Management Services, posted Sunday evening that "there will be no press release or casual discussion from us surrounding today's tragic events. Our thoughts go out to all those impacted by this terrible incident."
Dan Fryer, an animal control and animal protection officer with the service, said the two dogs have not been destroyed.
RCMP said they will not be releasing the name of the girl, but did say she was from St. Andrews.