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Woman, 52, is mauled to death by her rescue French Bulldog after it attacked her boyfriend

Woman, 52, is mauled to death by her rescue French Bulldog after it attacked her boyfriend – as local coroner says the dog was bred for fighting

  • A friend found Lisa Urso, 52, in the back of her Ingleside home on Saturday evening
  • Urso had recently adopted what appears to be a French Bulldog mix, which was originally bred to fight
  • ‘It wasn’t the neck, most (bite marks) were (on) her legs and arms,’ Lake County Coroner Dr. Howard Cooper said 
  • Urso shared the home with her boyfriend, who Cooper said had been attacked by the dog on a previous occasion 

An Illinois woman was found inside her home mauled by her French Bulldog mix on Saturday.

A friend found Lisa Urso, 52, in the back of her Ingleside home on Saturday evening. 

Urso had recently adopted the pooch, which was originally bred to fight. 

A friend found Lisa Urso, 52, in the back of her Ingleside home on Saturday evening. Pictured with a dog that was not the main animal in the attack

‘It wasn’t the neck, most (bite marks) were (on) her legs and arms,’ Lake County Coroner Dr. Howard Cooper explained to WGN. 

Urso had recently adopted the pooch, which was originally bred to fight

Urso had recently adopted the pooch, which was originally bred to fight

‘Some on her torso as well. Just a lot of bites. A lot of scratching… I hate to say it but unfortunately it was a vicious attack.’  

Cooper shared that the attack started inside the home. 

Urso shared the home with her boyfriend, who Cooper said had been attacked by the dog on a previous occasion. 

Urso retrieved the dog back from animal control after it attacked her boyfriend.  

‘You don’t really think about it happening with a smaller dog breed but we forget animals can be powerful,’ Cooper said. ‘This animal has a lot of jaw strength.’

Urso was a huge animal right’s advocate and often asked for donations for organizations like the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). 

Urso shared the home with her boyfriend, who Cooper said had been attacked by the dog on a previous occasion

Urso shared the home with her boyfriend, who Cooper said had been attacked by the dog on a previous occasion

The rescue bulldog had been involved in dog fights in the past. 

Urso’s second French bulldog was found with blood on it as well. The woman’s Border Collie did not have blood on it. 

Urso’s boyfriend was not home at the time of the attack, Cooper shared.   

Urso's second French bulldog (right) was found with blood on it as well

Urso’s second French bulldog (right) was found with blood on it as well

The woman's border collie did not have blood on it

The woman’s border collie did not have blood on it



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