A 52-year-old woman, Lisa Urso, was found dead after her French bulldog mauled her to death in her home in Illinois.
Lisa, who was a huge animal rights activist and a member of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), recently adopted the dog, which authorities say was bred to fight. She was later found dead at the back of her Ingleside home on Saturday evening.
Reports said that the dog had attacked her boyfriend on a previous occasion.
Police authorities say the attack happened at her home and unfortunately, Urso’s boyfriend was not home at the time of the attack. The rescue bulldog had been involved in dog fights in the past according to authorities.
‘It wasn’t the neck, most (bite marks) were (on) her legs and arms,’ Lake County Coroner Dr. Howard Cooper explained to WGN.
‘Some on her torso as well. Just a lot of bites. A lot of scratching… I hate to say it but unfortunately it was a vicious attack.’
‘You don’t really think about it happening with a smaller dog breed but we forget animals can be powerful,’ Cooper said. ‘This animal has a lot of jaw strength.’