Two Dead In Pit Bull Attacks

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A woman was killed and another injured in a dog attack in Houston

Dec 21, 2019

CNN – One woman was killed and another “severely injured” Saturday morning in what the Houston Police Department called a “vicious dog attack.”

Homicide detectives responded to the area where the women were found after the attack. The injured woman was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

The injured woman is reported to be in stable condition.

“The dogs have been contained,” the police department said.

Three pit bulls were reportedly involved in the incident.

The owner could face negligent manslaughter charges, police told KTRK. Read more. 

R.I. woman dies after being mauled by her own pit bull 

Dec 21, 2019

Boston Herald – A 44-year-old Somerset, Rhode Island woman died Friday after she was mauled by her family dog while having a seizure, authorities said.

Police received a call about 5:20 p.m. Friday from the daughter of Melissa Astacio, who said her mother was having a seizure inside their home.

As she was seizing, their dog, an 8-year-old pit bull, began to attack.

Police who responded were forced to Taser the dog before paramedics were able to assist Astacio.

Astacio, who was known to suffer seizures, was taken to Rhode Island Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The pit bull was taken by Swansea Animal Control and placed in quarantine.

Police said Saturday no foul play was suspected. An investigation remains ongoing … Read more.