Woman Dies After Being Attacked by Son’s Dogs

A tragic incident unfolded in Taylorsville, Utah, when a 63-year-old woman was fatally attacked by her son’s pit bulls in her backyard on October 31. The pack of dogs, which included an adult male, an adult female, and five puppies, belonged to her 38-year-old son, who shared the residence with her.

During the horrifying ordeal, the woman managed to dial 911 on her cellphone. Upon arrival, police found the dogs still menacing the woman. In order to reach her, officers had to use pepper spray to fend off the dogs. The woman was immediately transported to a nearby hospital in critical condition, suffering from severe injuries to her legs, hands, and face. Despite the best efforts of the medical team, including the amputation of one of her legs, the woman succumbed to her injuries on Monday.

In the aftermath of the attack, law enforcement and animal control officers attempted to secure the adult dogs. However, the female dog managed to escape and was subsequently shot and killed by an officer. The adult male dog and the five puppies were successfully captured by animal control officers.

The son, who lived with his mother, willingly handed over the dogs to West Valley City Animal Services. Taylorsville contracts with this agency for animal control services. The investigation into the circumstances surrounding the attack is still ongoing. At this time, it is unclear whether any charges will be filed in relation to the incident. The identity of the victim has not been disclosed to the public.