Middleburg, Florida

From Jacksonville,com of October 2, 2007

Two pit-bull terriers attack, kill Middleburg owner

Authorities are urging people in a Middleburg neighborhood to stay indoors while they search for a pit-bull terrier that ran away after it and another dog fatally mauled their owner.

The unidentified woman in her 40s was with the dogs about 8:30 a.m. when they both started to attack, according to Clay County Sheriff’s Office reports. Both of the animals were the woman’s pets, authorities said.

The woman was able to make a call from her cell phone for help and others tried to intervene, but the dogs turned on them, according to reports.

One of the people giving aid to the attack victim shot one of the dogs and the other ran away.

Deputies were searching the neighborhood around Cosmos Road where the attack occurred.

Cosmos Road is off Conty Road 218 West,.


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