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Valley View, TX - A Valley View woman was found dead Friday after being attacked by her dog. Cooke County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Jim Carter said that Donna Harmon Conrad, 71-years old, was in her backyard in the 500 block of Northshore Lane on the La Cantera Ranch Resort when she died. "It appears she was in the backyard watering and one of the pets -- a doberman pinscher -- is believed to have attacked her and, ultimately killed her," Carter said.
Pct. 4 Justice of the Peace Jason Brinkley ordered an autopsy to determine if Conrad’s death was caused by the attack, Carter noted.
No one apparently witnessed the incident.
“There were a couple of other ladies in the house at the time but they
weren’t aware what was going on in the backyard,” he said.
Cooke County Sheriff Mike Compton said he believes the Doberman pincher was imported from Hungary and had been trained to protect humans.
The woman’s injuries include deep head and throat lacerations, he said,
adding, “It was a brutal attack.”
Compton said the dog is being confined at a local veterinary clinic. - Gainsville Daily Register
At the time of the incident, several women were in the victim's home, but they were unaware of what was going on in the backyard. Cooke County Sheriff Mike Compton said he believes the doberman pinscher was imported from Hungary and had been trained to protect humans. The woman's injuries included deep head and throat lacerations. Compton added, "It was a brutal attack." The following Monday, the dog was put down and tested negative for rabies.
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