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11 thoughts on “2013 Dog Bite Fatality: Elderly Woman Mauled to Death by Pit Bulls in Motel Room

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  1. I guess I have this inherently suspicious nature – I find it unusual that a 91-year-old woman who has lived such a full life contributing to society and teaching art to others winds up in a motel 6 with 2 PIT BULLS !!!!! IS THERE ANOTHER STORY HERE THAT WE MAY NEVER LEARN ABOUT ?????

  2. Per Ramona Humane Society CEO Jeff Sheppard "it’s not unusual for pets to lick an owner who is unresponsive. “An animal’s instinct is to try and wake them up,” he said. It’s possible the woman could have died before the animals attacked her, he said."

    Or she could have fallen off a ladder…

  3. It's not as if the lady was a stranger to these dogs. After all, they were owned by the son.

  4. Ramona Humane Society CEO Jeff Sheppard — the entity holding the two pit bulls — suggested the victim was perhaps licked to death. Or rather, some person (or wild animal?) broke into the Motel 6 room and inflicted "horrific" bite injuries and trauma upon the woman killing her. Thank God for Hemet Police who won't lie to the public or media about this woman's death. Sheppard of the Ramona Humane Society, who holds the AC contract for the town and has the foremost duty to PROTECT the public from dangerous dogs will LIE until his teeth fall out.

    Sheppard said it’s not unusual for pets to lick an owner who is unresponsive. “An animal’s instinct is to try and wake them up,” he said. It’s possible the woman could have died before the animals attacked her, he said.


    Oct 2001, Pittsburg, CA; A pit bull mauls and scalps it's 36 year old owner at Motel 6. Police transported the 4 x4 inch piece of scalp to the hospital where she was being sewn back together

    April 2011, Sacramento, CA; Superior Court jury slams the city for $850,000 after a Janitor is mauled at a Motel 6 assisting police officers serving an arrest warrant on the two pit owners

    Feb 2013, Hemet, CA; 91 Elsie Grace is mauled to death at a Motel 6. "The victim had a great deal of trauma to her body," according to Hemet police Lt. Duane Wisehart. Apparently, Grace and her son2 were staying at the motel because they were in the process of relocating to Hemet. Her unnamed son was away at the time of the deadly attack.

    "Motel 6…We'll call 911 for ya"…

    *Disclaimer..You Can't Make This Stuff Up!

  6. I had to read the comment from the AC guy a few times to make sure you guys were not just pulling my leg.

    Vintage you really can not make this stuff up.

    Yeah those wiggle butts were trained in CPR, I am sure of it.

  7. That AC needs to be fired. Just another pit apologist who oozed his way into the position.

  8. 5 pit bull DBRF's in California alone within a year.

    How many more before there is a "product recall"?

    Lawn darts banned after 2-3 deaths total…pit bulls the numbers just keep rising and no one with authority thinks its a worthwhile cause.

    How are all these victims not important enough for them to do something? How many more victims do there really need to be?

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    Cindy Greene · Yucca Valley, California
    Elsie Grace was my wonderful, caring, giving grandmother. She led a life of service to others. She did NOT love these dogs. They were her son's dogs. She had come home to these dogs killing one of her cats within the last year. The dogs should have been put down immediately after that incident. But her son is an uncaring, selfish, alcoholic/drug addict that had made her life unbearable for the past 7 years. Her son should be held responsible for her death along with his dogs. He abused her regularly and his dogs consistently showed signs of violence which he excused away. But she endured it all because she felt that her child was her responsibility however old, irresponsible and troubled he was. The family has always been concerned about he situation but we never imagined this tragic outcome.

    Ultimately, the family would prefer that her life be celebrated for her accomplishments, the manner in which she treated others with unconditional love and kindness, and for the beautiful art she has left with us. Thankfully she will no longer feel the pain and sorrow of this world. She should not be cast as some pawn in the debate over whether this breed of dog should be punished for their actions. Trivializes her life.

    I must say that some of these comments are downright insensitive and heartless. I am not surprised that those tend to come from the same folks that defend these killers. Appreciate the sentiments of those folks that feel the punishment fits the crime. But the opposite view in these comments are absolutely irresponsible. While Elsie's son was irresponsible, he did not train these dogs to be violent. He simply allowed them to act naturally. We, the family, are convinced that this tragedy is directly related to the characteristics instilled in the breed of these dogs.

  10. Good ol' Riverside County…Pit Bull DBRF number 6 for them!


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