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How? Louisiana woman mauled to death by pit-bull at pet boarding facility

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Laura Williams Ray
Pictured, Laura Williams Ray who was mauled to death at the Happy Hound Hotel, a pet housing facility in West Monroe, Louisiana.
Laura Williams Ray
Pictured, Laura Williams Ray who was mauled to death at the Happy Hound Hotel, a pet housing facility in West Monroe, Louisiana.

What led to Laura Williams Ray a Louisiana woman being mauled to death by a pit bull while visiting a local pet boarding facility? 

Laura Williams RayLouisiana woman has died after being mauled by a pit bull at a pet boarding facility on Tuesday night.

Deputies arriving at the Happy Hound Hotel in West Monroe found, ‘a severely injured woman,’ who later died from her wounds.

Glenn Springfield, a spokesperson for the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office, said he didn’t know whether Ray worked at the pet boarding facility or if she was visiting an animal being housed there at the time of attack which occurred circa 11pm. 

report via the Monroe News Star told of Ray having multiple children.

‘Our hearts go out to the family,’ Happy Hound owner Leanne Stuckey told the News Star. ‘I’m just grieving for them.’

Stuckey went on to say the facility was told that the dog had never been aggressive when interacting with people.

A report via WHSV told of the name of the dog’s owner not being disclosed, with the victim’s four children (two sons, two daughters) having since asked for privacy, ‘to grieve’. 

It wasn’t immediately clear what sparked the attack and whether there had been prior instances at the facility?

A regard of the self described premium dog 24 x 7 facility website asserts, ‘dedication to your pups is unrivaled.’ 

Goes on to note the facility, ‘rest assured knowing that they’ll get all the love and attention they need, and none of the noise or impersonal care that you can expect from run-of-the-mill boarding facilities.’

The pit bull dog has since been released to Ouachita Parish Animal Control, with investigations ongoing.

Laura Williams Ray
Pictured the Happy Hound Hotel, a pet housing facility in West Monroe, Louisiana.
Laura Williams Ray
Pictured, Louisiana woman, Laura Williams Ray.
Laura Williams Ray
Pictured, Louisiana woman, Laura Williams Ray – mauled to death by pit bull.
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  • Peter Page

    Gabriel, thank you for the statistics. It is reassuring to see more people realizing indulging in romantic ideals regarding dogs is a flawed and dangerous approach. Humanity has made progress by increasingly resisting the impulse to indulge in idealism and exercise the discipline to develop and use empirical reasoning. People with your disciplined approach to reasoning make civilization progress.

  • Gabriel Barros

    773% rise in fatal & disfiguring pit bull attacks from 2007 to 2014
    JANUARY 3, 2015 by Merritt Clifton

    Absent late reports, such as the belated discovery of a 2014 dog attack victim in early 2015, the dog attack body count for the U.S. and Canada in 2014 is complete, with new record tolls in every category involving pit bulls except fatalities actually inflicted by pit bulls’ teeth, where the toll fell one short of the record 32 in 2012

    The number of pit bulls involved in fatal and disfiguring attacks has risen since 2007 from 78 to 603; the number of child victims has increased from 30 to 264; the number of adult victims has increased from 23 to 279; the number of deaths directly inflicted by pit bulls is up from 13 to 31, one short of the high of 32 reached in 2012; and the number of disfigurements has soared from 37 to 451.

    Year of Unidentified Killer Dog

    Speaking of unidentified mutts, 2014 appears to have been the Year of the Unidentified Killer Dog. Of the 81 dogs involved in fatal and disfiguring attacks since 1982, 36 attacked in 2014 alone. Of the eight fatalities attributed to dogs of unidentified breed since 1982, four occurred in 2014 alone.

    Most of these dogs, however, were not really unidentified. Most were apprehended by animal control officers at the scene of the attacks. Many, and probably most of those “unidentified” dogs, were in truth pit bulls or pit mixes, but the animal control officers involved in investigating the cases have shied away from making positive breed identifications. Some are apparently from fear of the influence of organized pit bull advocacy on their employers. Other animal control officers attributing attacks to “unidentified” breeds have themselves had histories of pit bull advocacy.

  • Peter Page

    When I was ten I was attacked by a neighbour’s dog while riding my bicycle. I had to go to the hospital for stitches and a tetanus shot. The owner of the dog was never charged and she continued to let her dog chase children rather than keep her pet on a leash. That was fifty five years ago. While other forms of violence have been becoming increasingly socially unacceptable, and rare, dog attacks are increasing. We should stop indulging in idealism that causes us to dismiss the observable fact dogs are unpredictable and dangerous. I increasingly see dog owners walking their dogs off leash along the recreational trails in Toronto. I was attacked by one two years ago while riding my bicycle along the Waterfront Trail. The most poignant story I heard was by a mother being interviewed on CBC radio who said she had stopped taking her child to the local park because it had become more dog friendly than child friendly. Is this the kind of society we want to create?

  • Gabriel Barros

    Nothing new. Pit bulls kills someone about every two weeks, not to mention the plethora of pets and livestock they kill which mostly go unreported.