Late last week, 74 year old Cliff Wright of Sante Fe, NM was found dead from a dog attack. The man was found dead laying in the front lawn and was apparently watering the lawn.
There were no witnesses to the attack, but autopsy reports have confirmed the man died due to injuries sustained in the dog attack. There were 3 dogs at the home, but 2 were kenneled and could not have been involved. The dog involved is said to be a 'pit bull'.
There just isn't a lot of information about this sad story, but my heart goes out to the family, particularly the son, who lost his mother early in life also.
Fatalities such as this are extremely rare, but can happen. But as always, I note that there are 78 million dogs in this country, and only about 25 or so fatalities a year from dogs - -so they are extraordinarily safe.
The story was picked up by about 20 news sources.