Katie Amos, 70-years old, was mauled to death in her driveway by up to four dogs.
Woman Killed by Dogs
Country Club Hills, IL - A 70-year old woman was mauled to death by one or more dogs, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office. Katie Amos was fatally attacked in the 3900 block of 167th Place at about 10:35 am on June 3. An autopsy determined that she died of her injuries. The manner of death was an accident. Country Club Hills police have not yet responded to a request for additional details. Amos' death marks the third fatal dog attack in Illinois this year.
Audio dispatch logs from Tinley Park and Orland Park Police, Fire / EMS show a call for an animal bite came in at 10:38 am. Ambulance 14 was dispatched to the scene. While en route, he reports, "An adult female being attacked by a group of large dogs. Police are en route." When the ambulance arrives at the scene, he reports, "The patient is in the rear yard." Google Maps shows that Amos lived at a residence with a gated area behind the home that leads to a garage.1
Country Club Hills police said that Amos died after being attacked by four dogs in her driveway on 167th Place. Responding officers open fired on the dogs so they could enter the gated area in the back of the driveway where Amos was located. One of the dogs was shot and killed and the other three fled the driveway into the neighbor's yard. Cook County Animal Control took custody of all four dogs, which all belonged to Amos, and resided at the location where the attack occurred.
Merrill Amos also resides at this location on 167th Place and runs a backyard pit bull breeding operation, according to his Facebook page. As recently as February, he called four pit bull puppies "champions" and his asking price was $700. Police have not released the breeds of dogs involved.
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Law enforcement departments across the United States should release consistent "baseline" information to the media and the public after each fatal dog mauling, including these items.
A group of large dogs. Let me guess: “They were always so friendly. I wonder what could have gotten into them?”
Their innate genetic heritage, perhaps? Americas’ nice single family residential neighborhoods are such safe places to step outside in. What can be introduced to make survival in them based on kill or be killed, maim or be maimed, like the law of survival on the Serengeti Plain? I know: Let’s bring in a group of large dogs! Yay! Now the law of survival in Americas’ single family neighborhoods is exactly the same as the law of survival on the Serengeti Plain, because we have introduced dangerous canines into our nice neighborhoods. Open your door to step outside: It’s a jungle out there. It’s not the dogs’ fault. It’s our fault for allowing them to exist among us, so they can maim and kill our neighbors, our children and our selves.
Good analogy… our neighborhoods becoming like the wilds of the Serengeti Plain… due to meat grinder pit bulls next door.
Ask elderly folks who lived in times and places that were bully dog and Malinois dog free.
“Do they remember victim dogs being killed on sidewalks or during invasion of yard and homes?
Do they remember adult humans losing arms legs scalps and lives to dogs that invaded yards or public places?.
The answer is no.
Dog fighters intentionally breed for the traits to be just as deadly away from home territory. This is essential for dog fighting.
Normal dogs are much less aggressive on neutral ground.
Dog fighters don’t use normal non bully dogs because normal dogs aren’t “good” at killing
Seven hundred bucks a dog? Okay, I just figured something out.
And that something is how the new across-the-street neighbors can afford to rent a house for $1,400 a month when none of the adults appears to have a steady job. They have two pit bulls, and one just had puppies.
Depending on the state you are in, you could turn them in for tax fraud. It’s not a lot but it’s something.
I probably just missed this. What is Merrill Amos’ relationship to Kati Amos?
So a relative was breeding the dogs that killed this woman? At first reading this I thought it was a neighbor’s dogs. I hope all of them get euthanized if they haven’t already (minus the one that was killed at the scene).
And I wonder what’s going to be stated as the trigger that caused the pits to maul. I feel like there’s been so much victim blaming on the elderly lately.
Wow, between the appalling conditions in the nursing homes and pitbulls eating the elderly without consequences, us old fogies are living in a horror novel.
Miss you Grandma😭