Elayah Brown was attacked by the mixed-breed dog around 5 p.m. Friday in Fort Worth, Texas.
The little one died about an hour after being rushed to Cook Children’s Medical Center.
The dog that mutilated Elayah was shot after the child’s family turned him over to the City of Fort Worth Animal Care & Control.
The youngster was described as a “bright, beautiful and inspiring person” on a GoFundMe page.
The fundraiser, which was set up by Elayah’s uncle Reginald Arberry, said, “Our beloved Elayah recently passed away on April 30, 2021.
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“Elayah was a wonderful daughter, niece, granddaughter and cousin who touched the lives of those around her. She was a bright, beautiful and inspiring person.
“Elayah was 4 years old when her life was unfortunately interrupted by a dog attack. She was taken to Cooks Children’s Hospital in FT. Worth Texas.
“We are all devastated by the loss of Elia and were unprepared for the high cost of a funeral service. We want to give Elayah the memorial she deserves, honor her memory and say our final farewells. “
The dog that killed Elayah was dropped off at the Fort Worth Animal Shelter on Saturday, Mail Online reports.
The GoFundMe page was set up on Saturday and has already raised over $ 8,900 (£ 6,397), surpassing its goal of $ 8,500.
It comes just weeks after a two-year-old boy miraculously survived a dog attack in Wombourne, Staffordshire, thanks to his woolly hat.
Paul-Naylass Passmore was on his way to nursery with his mother Courtney Jones, 25, when a dog came out of a neighboring apartment and tried to clamp its jaws around its head.
The American Akita bit his scalp, removed an 8 x 5 cm piece of flesh from his head, and dropped it to the ground.
He dropped down to protect himself, but the massive dog dug his teeth into his lower back, lifting him up and shaking him side to side like a chew toy.