Friday, May 18, 2012
Surprise, AZ - An elderly woman badly mauled by two pit bulls last year has died. Maryann Hanula, then 72-years old, was in her front yard on October 10, when the attack occurred. The two pit bulls, a male and female, escaped a gated yard on the same street. When neighbors tried to rescue Maryann, the dogs turned on them. Another neighbor -- an off-duty Phoenix police officer -- shot and killed both dogs. Most of the woman's right foot was gone before medics arrived.
After the October attack, friends say Maryann underwent 13 surgeries and suffered multiple infections, spending most of the last seven months in the hospital. The dogs' owner, Cynthia Montoya had only lived on the street for about three weeks prior to the attack. After the incident, Montoya said she was "surprised" by the dogs' behavior. Unsurprisingly, the Montoyas moved away about six weeks later and could not be reached for comment about Maryann's death.
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| 5/18/2012 12:44 PM |
Looking back at my first blog on Maryann's story - the article said her injuries were not LIFE-THREATENING. Any time an older person gets their legs and arms eaten off in a vicious dog attack it is going to be LIFE-THREATENING !!!!! I want to add...REST IN PEACE, MARYANN, BUT THERE IS NO PEACE AS LONG AS NOONE IS HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THIS MURDER !!!
| 6/04/2012 8:58 PM |
Does Best Friends Animal Society and Ledy Van Kavage care about this victim of their fighting dogs? No.
They will blame her, humiliate her, and then ignore her and pretend she never existed.
They only represent rich people who make money from dog breeding and dog dealing.
Victims be damned, according to Best Friends Animal Society, and that includes the dogs, cats, horses, and non-human victims too.
There is an army of people at Best Friends pulling in triple-figure salaries and loaded benefits like free houses, all for helping the fighting dog industry profit.
This WAS a murder.