Gridley woman killed trying to break up dog fight

Dec 16, 2015 11:30 PM by News Staff

A Gridley woman has died from injuries she sustained while trying to break up a fight between her pitbulls, the Butte County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday.

When the woman failed to show up for work Wednesday deputies were asked to conduct a welfare check at her Dewsnup Lane home. They arrived around 3:30 p.m. and found the woman inside with bite marks on her body. Two large pitbull terriers were roaming the house.

Animal control officers were called to the home and the sheriff’s office launched an investigation.

According to a news release sent out Wednesday night, investigators determined the woman had tried to break up a fight between the dogs and sustained “grave” injuries as a result.

The sheriff’s office said relatives told deputies that both of the dogs were the woman’s pets.

The woman’s name is being withheld until all of her family has been notified.


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