Monday, June 5, 2017

GALWAY IRELAND - TERESA MCDONAGH, IN HER 60'S, WAS VISITING AT A RELATIVE'S HOUSE WHEN SHE WAS MAULED TO DEATH BY TWO BULLMASTIFFS

The woman's body has been taken to University Hospital Galway, where a post-mortem examination will take place


Gardaí are investigating the death of a woman from injuries sustained when she was attacked by dogs in Co Galway on Sunday.
The woman, who has been named locally as Teresa McDonagh, aged in her 60s, had called to a relative’s house at Knockarasser in the Moycullen area.
It is understood she was set upon by two dogs, described as Bull Mastiffs. She sustained serious injuries and was found dead at the scene.
A woman called to a relative’s house at Knockarasser, in the Furbo electroral district on the Moycullen road, Co Galway. It is understood she was set upon by two dogs, described as Bull Mastiffs, like that pictured above. File photograph; iStockPhoto
Gardaí and emergency services were called to the house after 3pm.
Ms McDonagh’s body was taken to University Hospital Galway for a post mortem.
Ms McDonagh was very well known in the Moycullen area. The community rallied around her and her husband, Eddie, in 2015 when their son Brendan, a jockey, sustained serious injuries in Thailand in a motorbike accident. He required emergency surgery and lost his foot.
Gardaí in Salthill are investigating Sunday’s incident and are treating Ms McDonagh’s death as a tragic accident. It is understood that the two dogs have been put down.
Dog behaviour expert Nanci Creedon said there was an urgent need to update legislation. She called for an awareness campaign on dog handling and ownership. The current legislation on controlling dogs only related to public property, she added.
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A female pensioner has reportedly been mauled to death by two BULLMASTIFFS.
The woman in her 60s was found reportedly attacked at a relative's home in Galway, Ireland, this afternoon.  A neighbour shot the two dogs as they were mauling the woman, according to RTE.
A police spokesman said: "Gardaí in Salthill are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a woman in her 60's who was fatally injured at a house in Galway.
"Gardaí and emergency services were alerted to the incident after 3pm this afternoon.
"The woman was pronounced dead at scene and her body has since been removed to University Hospital Galway. A inquest is expected to take place over the coming days."
One local said: "The woman was very well known and respected. This is a terrible tragedy for the area."
A post-mortem is due to take place.
We'll be bringing you the very latest updates, pictures and video on this breaking news story.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

As the popularity of Bull Mastiffs has increased, so have the deaths. This year, Bull Mastiffs are giving pit bulls a run for their money.

Do we really need deadly dogs? It's not like any of us have the power to control whom Bull Mastiffs and pit bulls kill. So why do we need dogs that kill indiscriminately?

Anonymous said...

I don't understand why someone would want to own a single dog so large that they would be powerless to stop it if it went on a rampage, let alone two of them.