(NEW YORK POST) – A Louisiana woman working at a pet hotel was mauled to death by a pit bull, authorities said.
Laura Williams Ray, a mom of three, was killed Tuesday night when the 50-pound dog attacked her at the Happy Hound Hotel in West Monroe, news station KTVE reported.
The kennel owners said the fatal incident occurred when the woman was trying to feed the dog. It is not known why the animal, who reportedly didn’t have a history of aggression, suddenly became violent, according to news station KNOE.
“Our hearts go out to the family,” owner Leanne Stuckey told The News Star. “I’m just grieving for them.”
The pit bull was released from the boarding facility into the custody of Ouachita Parish Animal Control.
District Attorney Steve Stew announced that his office is reviewing the case, according to The News Star.