Mauled to death by pitbulls
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – A 46-year-old security guard was mauled to death by four pit bulls as she made her way to work today, police have confirmed.
They said Denise Rackhal, a mother of two, was attacked by the dogs as she walked along a street in Edinburg 500 in Central Trinidad.
Initial reports indicate that the dogs were able to escape from their owner’s residence because the gate to the premises had not been fully secured.
The owner of the dogs is said to be a police officer.
This is the third occasion that dogs have attacked and seriouisly injured persons here within the last four months. A four-year-old boy is now recovering in hospital after he was attacked by two dogs.
Trinidad and Tobago parliament has approved of the Dangerous Dogs Act, but the legislation has never been enacted. (CMC)