Woman dies after being mauled by son's terrier
8 June 2006, SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE — A mother has died after being attacked by a cross-bred Staffordshire terrier owned by her son.
8 June 2006
SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE — A mother has died after being attacked by a cross-bred Staffordshire terrier owned by her son.
The 50-year-old woman was attacked in the early hours of the morning at her home in the Tenerife town of La Laguna.
Police said it was unclear why the dog attacked the woman.
The son was in the house when the dog attacked and he tried to stop it biting his mother by using a high pressure water hose.
The animal eventually jumped off the victim.
The son locked the dog in a room and rang the emergency services.
But his mother died just moments after the attack which took place at around midnight.
A vet later arrived to put down the dog.
Meanwhile, a three-year-old boy suffered terrible facial injuries when a boxer dog attacked him at his parents' home in Sax, near Alicante, south-east Spain.
His face and one shoulder were severely scarred.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news