The Garner Police Department said the attack happened in the backyard of a home on Roan Drive.
Investigators said the girl and her mother were caring for their neighbors' dogs while they were out of town. That's when the dogs turned on the two and attacked them.
They were both taken to WakeMed for treatment of serious injuries. The child did not survive her injuries. The mother remains hospitalized.
Wake County Animal Control seized the dogs and took them to a shelter.