New details about deadly dog bite at Humane Society of St. Lucie County
Ft. Pierce, Fl– Fort Pierce police have finished their investigation into a deadly dog bite at the Humane Society of St. Lucie County, and released graphic new details about the incident.
According to a police report, a volunteer found the body of 52-year-old Christine Liquori in an outdoor dog play area around 2pm on May 9th. Police said Liquori, a volunteer, had “several lacerations and puncture marks to her right arm” and severe injuries to her face, which was covered in blood. A white plastic lawn chair, also covered in blood, was laying on its side next to Liquori.
According to investigators, Amos, a pit bull mix, was found in the play area near Liquori with blood on its face. The dog was quickly placed in a quarantined kennel.
A volunteer said he was conducting his daily walk-through when he found Liquori’s body. The St. Lucie County Medical Examiner determined Liquori died of severe blood loss due to dog bites, and her death was ruled accidental.
The Humane Society says Amos never showed any signs of aggression before. Amos was euthanized on Friday, one day after Liquori’s death
A lot has gone wrong at the Humane Society of St Lucie County over the past few months. There’s the tragic death of volunteer Christine Liquori, who died of severe blood loss due to several dog bites. That has led the executive director of the Humane Society to state that they will be reviewing their safety procedures. But it’s not just the safety policies that might be changed. Over the past several months there have been financial, staffing, even cleanliness concerns.
They release this statement to the the public via their Facebook Page.