1 killed, 1 injured in dog attack at rescue organization in Oakland Park
Two women were rushed to a hospital where one of them died Thursday following a dog attack in Oakland Park, authorities confirmed.
Broward Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Claudinne Caro said the incident was reported just before 11 a.m. at the dog rescue group 100+ Abandoned Dogs of Everglades Florida at 345 E. Commercial Blvd.
“I am really, really, very, very, upset about this,” former volunteer Linda DeCurzio said.
According to Caro, the two women work at the organization and the dog snapped for unknown reasons.
Dog attack scene.
She said one woman was severely attacked while another woman sustained minor injuries while trying to help the other victim.
Deputies and Oakland Park Fire Rescue personnel responded to the scene and the two women were transported to area hospitals.
Caro said the woman who was initially attacked was pronounced dead at the hospital.
“Any of those dogs, I mean they are so wonderful dogs,” DeCurzio said. “They take such great care of these dogs, they are wonderful with these dogs and how something like this could happen, it is unbelievable.”
BSO Homicide Unit and Crime Scene Unit detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the attack.
Deputies described the dog as a large mix-breed dog, which is now in the custody of Animal Care.
The victims’ identities have not yet been released.