Tragedy struck after a 52 year old woman was mauled to death in her home in Illinois, by a French bulldog which she adopted.
Lisa Urso was found dead in her home after the dog which authorities said was bred as a fighter pounced on her and mauled her mauled to death at the back of her Ingleside home on Saturday evening.
Reports said the dog had attacked her boyfriend on a previous occasion. Police authorities said the attack happened at her home, and 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.’
Before her death, Lisa was a huge animal rights activist, and was a member of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).