woman mauled to death by akita at canine country club in arizona
Woman Mauled to Death by Dog at Canine Boarding Facility in Phoenix

PHOENIX, ARIZONA (December 20, 2017) – A woman was mauled to death on Wednesday at a dog care boarding facility in Phoenix, according to a local news source. (map)

A 59 year old female volunteer working for rescue group Akita Advocates, had taken a dog to Canine Country Club and Feline Inn in the hopes of socializing the animal. A short time later a worker at the boarding facility was walking the grounds when he noticed the Akita running free, covered in blood. A short search turned up the volunteer worker, severely injured.

The woman was rushed to the hospital with traumatic injuries, but she sadly was pronounced dead a short time later. The accident is under investigation by Maricopa County authorities. The rescue group, Akita Advocates Relocation Team Arizona, released a short statement expressing their condolences.

The boarding facility, Canine Country Club, also released a statement. This is the first reported accident at the facility, and said the woman was well known at the boarding kennel. She reportedly brought in dogs several times a week to house animals, or attempt to socialize them.

Lexton Law wishes to express their sincere condolences in this tragic death. Our hearts go out to the family of the volunteer killed.

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