Woman fatally attacked by dog in San Antonio

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Associated Press

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 1:32 PM

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — An 83-year-old woman has died almost two weeks after being mauled by a neighbor's dog as while feeding her cats in her backyard.

The Bexar County medical examiner's office said Petra Aguirre died Friday from dog bite complications. She was attacked March 31.

Animal Care Services spokeswoman Lisa Norwood says Aguirre the dog got past Aguirre's fence. Aguirre had bites to her head, neck, arms and legs.

The American Staffordshire terrier mix was surrendered to Animal Care Services and euthanized. The dog's owner was cited for the bite.

That dog and two others were involved in an attack in May when a 13-year-old boy was bitten.

Chris Aguirre tells the San Antonio Express-News (http://bit.ly/RlrDUA ) that his mother, a devout Catholic, taught religious education at St. Gabriel's parish for many years.

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Information from: San Antonio Express-News, http://www.mysanantonio.com

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