Friday, July 4, 2008
Coral Springs, FL - On August 18th, 2006, a woman was attacked and killed by her presa canario while trying to give the dog a bath. Her daughter witnessed the brutal attack by the 120-pound dog and alerted a neighbor who called authorities. It was not clear what made the dog attack, according to Coral Springs Police spokesman Rich Nicorvo.
When police arrived at the house, the officers saw the dog standing over the woman's body in the backyard near the swimming pool. The dog made aggressive movements toward the officers when they entered the yard, so they shot and killed it. According to court records, Willey had been cited in Hillsborough County several years prior for having dangerous dogs.
In 2001, a San Francisco woman, Diane Whipple, was fatally mauled by two 100-pound-plus Presa Canarios outside her apartment.
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