Pregnant SF Woman Mauled To Death

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Postby BigDogBuford » August 12th, 2011, 7:16 pm ... 34927.html

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A pregnant San Francisco area woman was killed by one of her pit bulls, her mauled body found by her husband, police said on Friday.

The 32-year-old woman was pronounced dead on Thursday afternoon at the couple's home in the seaside village of Pacifica, south of San Francisco, Pacifica Police Capt. Dave Bertini said.

Authorities withheld the names of the victim and her husband.

Bertini said the woman's husband told police he came home from work at around noon on Thursday to find one of the couple's pit bulls standing, bloodied, over his wife's mauled body.

First responders to the scene found the woman unresponsive in a front room of the home with massive trauma to her upper body, Bertini said.

A second pit bull was found cowering in the corner.

Bertini said the man told authorities that the attacking dog, a two-year-old male named Gunner, was confined in a back room.

But when the dog managed to escape and enter the front yard, officers shot it three times, Bertini said.

Both pets were taken to Peninsula Humane Society, which performs animal control services for San Mateo County under contract.

The society's spokesperson Scott Delucchi said a necropsy scheduled for Friday would seek to retrieve the bullets as well as examine stomach contents and tissue samples to establish whether the dog was correctly implicated in the attack.

Tissue samples will be taken from the second dog to determine if it could be returned to the victim's husband.

"This person has lost everything; this dog is all he has left," Delucchi said.

"Right now we are assuming that one dog was involved and one was not. We investigate hundreds of dog attacks every year but I've never seen anything like this in 13 years," Delucchi said.

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Postby SLS61185 » August 12th, 2011, 10:46 pm

I just seen this and was about to post it... I'm not sure of my thoughts on it.. The comments are p*ssing me off... Glad that they're atleast going to test the second dog first... Now whether they actually do it or not is a whole 'nother story.

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Postby hugapitbull » August 13th, 2011, 9:43 am

How tragic in SO many ways.
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » August 13th, 2011, 6:18 pm

I saw an article that they're now thinking she fell off a ladder and the dog was bloody because he was nudging her, trying to get her up.
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Postby madremissy » August 14th, 2011, 12:46 am

pitbullmamaliz wrote:I saw an article that they're now thinking she fell off a ladder and the dog was bloody because he was nudging her, trying to get her up.

I just saw this on Facebook
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Postby iluvk9 » August 14th, 2011, 8:19 am

While her Dad is still grieving his loss, he says the most amazing thing in that article Missy posted:

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Postby TinaMartin » August 15th, 2011, 8:36 am

I love how they just jump to conclusions. Of course so many who read the first article wont read the next article (if there is one). Because you know if it doesn't look like the dog did anything wrong we cant create a panic.
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Postby homebrwd » August 25th, 2011, 7:46 am

Good to see the dog may get its name cleared, very sad to see he isn't around to enjoy it. My gf had sent me the original article, so sad to read. Ignorance will always live on.
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