52-Year-Old Woman Dies After Being Mauled By Dogs in Dallas
Antoinette Brown, a 52-year-old woman has died from her injuries after being mauled by at least six loose dogs in southern Dallas.
About the Fatal Dog Attack
According to the Washington Times, Brown was attached by at least six dogs on May 2. Following the incident, Brown was rushed to the hospital and placed in a medically induced coma. She died shortly after.
Reports indicate Brown was bitten more than 100 times.
For several years, southern Dallas residents have complained about the hundreds of stray and loose dogs roaming around this impoverished part of the city.
According to residents, this was a predictable incident, due to the poor infrastructure and lack of public services in southern Dallas. Unwanted dogs are constantly dumped in southern Dallas, contributing to the formation of packs of stray and loose dogs.
Police say the owners of the dogs could face charges.
Dog Attack Statistics
The following information was provided by the National Canine Research Council:
- 32 people died from dog-bite related injuries in 2013.
- The vast majority of dog bite instances, 85 percent, involved victims with no familiar relationship with the dog or dogs.
- 37 percent of dog bite instances were linked to an owner’s prior mismanagement of the dog and 21 percent were linked to abuse or neglect.
- Despite popular belief, breed does not seem to be a factor. In fact, a recent report found that in 80 percent of dog bite cases, the breed could not be reliability identified.