Shirley Johnson, 69, was found dead a day after being attacked by dogs in Holmes County.
Woman Killed by Dogs
Holmes County, FL - A woman was found dead after being attacked by dogs, according to the Holmes County Sheriff's Office. The attack occurred on August 13, but was not reported by media outlets until August 19. The victim was identified as 69-year old Shirley Johnson, who was walking home from her son’s house that night on Bonifay Gritney Road when three dogs attacked her, Holmes County Sheriff John Tate said. She was found dead by a passerby on August 14.
The Holmes County Sheriff's Office did not release dog breed information.
The medical examiner confirmed Johnson died from more than 100 dog bites. Deputies canvassed the area, searching for the dogs involved. Deputies located a home with three dogs that neighbors knew to be aggressive toward passersby. The dogs' owner voluntarily put down two of the dogs, the third dog was also surrendered to authorities. No charges are pending in the case due to lack of physical evidence linking the suspected dogs to Johnson’s death, Tate said.
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Let me guess the dogs in question are wait for it pitbulls.what else dog breeds killed their victim english sheepdog.Anyway it no surprised that they didn’t charge the dog owner with nothing per usual .pitbull owner never get charged with anything whether their pitbull killed someone left a little girl scar for life.nothing all they get is a caution ticket.
And Florida, at least in my county isn’t doing anything when you call about a loose pit bull even when it is aggressive towards you in your own yard. They are bunch of pit lovers and tell you it is so friendly even though you have video of it snarling and growling with it’s head down and if you were not behind your own fence which you got to just in time it would of came after you.
Sounds like life here in Tucson. Not long ago, I called our local AC agency to report loose dogs.
These dogs have gotten loose before, and, during one of their previous excursions, they threatened me in my front yard.
So, let’s just say that during my most recent report, I wasn’t terribly amused when the dispatcher asked me for the names of the dogs. I responded by saying, “I don’t know and I don’t care.”
To AC’s credit, they did dispatch a truck to the dog owner’s house. By that time, the dogs were safely back in the yard. I’m sure that the owner got a real talking-to. (Sarcasm off.)
Quiet, do you know whether AC filed a report on it? They should have. Every bit of documentation helps. (No sarcasm)
I don’t know if they did for the most recent incident, but they did file a report for the incident that involved me being threatened in my own yard.
And, yes, I have the case number for my near-attack in my own yard. So, AC can’t play the “we have no reports of any previous incidents” game.
I saw a listing from Helsinki the other day which listed the rough coated collie as the most aggressive breed of dog. Interestingly the smooth collie was ranked much better. I would take my chances with aggressive collies over pitbulls.
Their muzzle is too long and slender for bitework.
It’s sad that people don’t control their dogs. My dog is not allowed to go outside using the
front door. Why? I don’t want him hit by a car. The owners of these dogs didn’t give a damn over what his dogs did. They shouldn’t have been allowed to kill.