Rockyview County woman dies saving toddler from her own dog

Sep 17 2018, 4:12 pm

One Rocky View County woman’s final act was saving the life of a three-year-old girl.

According to a release from Strathmore RCMP, a dog attacked the girl just after 6 pm on Saturday in a Langdon home. The dog’s owner, a 49-year-old woman whose relationship with the child has not been disclosed, had the dog turn on her instead, which ultimately led to her death.

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She was pronounced dead at the scene when emergency crews arrived, and though the young girl was taken to hospital following the incident, her injuries were not life-threatening.

Two dogs were found at the home, and both have been put into quarantine in Calgary for further monitoring.

The release states that witnesses say the dog, a boxer-pitbull cross, had not shown signs of aggression in the past.

The name of the woman has not been released by police.

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