British woman is mauled by an abandoned pit bull she took in: Spanish police shoot the rampaging dog to reach the 67-year-old victim
- The woman had only owned the dog for a few days
- On Friday, authorities were called to the scene after screams were overheard
A British woman has died in Spain after she was beaten by a pit bull she took into her home.
The 67-year-old had picked up the abandoned dog from a field near Valencia.
The woman had owned the dog for only a few days before it fatally injured her in her home.
At around 2 p.m. on Friday, authorities were called to the scene after screams were heard during the attack.
The Guardia Civil said: ‘So that the emergency services could help the woman, the prescribed firearm was used to kill the animal.
Pictured: pit bull (file photo). The 67-year-old woman had only owned the dog for a few days before it attacked her
“The agents of the Civil Guard and the medical services managed to stabilize her and transfer her to the nearest medical center.”
She was taken to hospital in critical condition, where she died of her injuries.
The woman lived alone and reportedly had two daughters who also lived abroad.
The mayor of Macastre, the town where she lived, also noted that she loved animals.
Pictured: Valencia (file photo). At around 2 p.m. on Friday, authorities were called to the scene after screams were heard during the attack
Vicente M. Montó said: ‘She was a likeable person, well known in the city. She was here since 2005.
“The woman welcomed him, fed him and cared for him and he was in perfect condition with her, and we don’t understand what could have triggered the attack.”
In 2002, Spain passed the Law on Possession of Potentially Dangerous Animals, which describes dangerous breeds.
The list includes the Pit Bull Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Rottweiler, Dogo Argentino, Fila Brasileiro, Tosa Inu, and Akita Inu.