British woman mauled to death in Spain by pit bull she took in
British woman is mauled to death by an abandoned pit bull she took in: Spanish cops shoot the raging dog to reach 67-year-old victim
- The woman had been in possession of the dog for just a few days
- On Friday, authorities were called to the scene after screams were overheard
A British woman died in Spain after being mauled by a pit bull that she took in.
The 67-year-old had picked up the abandoned dog from a field near Valencia.
The woman had been in possession of the dog for just a few days before it fatally injured her at her house.
At around 2pm on Friday, authorities were called to the scene after screams were overheard during the attack.
The Civil Guard said: ‘So that the emergency services could help the woman, the regulatory firearm was used, killing the animal.
Pictured: Pit bull (file photo). The 67-year-old woman had been in possession of the dog for just a few days before it savaged her
‘The agents of the Civil Guard and the medical services managed to stabilise her in order to proceed with her transfer to the nearest medical centre.’
She was admitted to hospital in critical condition, where she died as a result of her injuries.
The woman lived alone and had two daughters who also lived abroad, according to reports.
The mayor of Macastre, the small town where she lived, also noted that she loved animals.
Pictured: Valencia (file photo). At around 2pm on Friday, authorities were called to the scene after screams were overheard during the attack
Vicente M. Montó said: ‘She was an affable person, well-known in the town. She had been here since 2005.
‘The woman welcomed him, fed him and took care of him and he was in perfect condition with her, and we do not understand what could have caused the attack.’
In 2002, Spain enacted the Law on Possession of Potentially Dangerous Animals, which highlights certain breeds.
The list includes the Pit Bull Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Rottweiler, Dogo Argentino, Fila Brasileiro, Tosa Inu and Akita Inu.
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