Adrieanna O’shea Tennessee woman dies from her injuries ten days after being mauled by a pack of five dogs while retrieving her purse next door to where the dogs lived at a mobile home.
Adrieanna O’shea, from Maryville, was hospitalized on August 23 after she was attacked by the five dogs at a residence on Crescent Drive where she had gone to retrieve her purse.
A witness told the Knox Sheriff’s Department that she heard the woman call one of the dogs by its name before screaming, ‘Help Me!’
The Knoxville News Sentinel reported the witness saying that when she ran to the door she saw O’shea being tossed in the air and dragged toward a wooded area.
O’shea was found unconscious by deputies with bite wounds all over her body.
Deputies said that the dogs had torn off all of O’shea’s clothes, adding that she was covered in blood and debris.
The victim had managed to jump a small fence in an effort to get away from the dogs.
One of the dogs was shot and killed by a deputy after charging at him, according to an incident report.
Owners: ‘the dogs were doing their jobs.’
A married couple has been revealed owning the dogs, along with their son who lives in a mobile home on his parent’s property. The woman had been leaving a home that was adjacent to the one where the dogs were.
According to the incident report, one of the owners told deputies that ‘the dogs were doing their jobs.’
The dogs were described as being a mastiff, a Rottweiler-lab mix, two mastiff-lab mixes and a pitbull. The pitbull breed has been associated with a high incidence of attacks.
One of the mastiff-lav mixes was shot by deputies. The other four animals were taken to the Young-Williams Animal Center where they were later euthanized according to the dog owners.
Not immediately clear is how the dogs escaped from the yard. The owners told officers that the dogs were contained by an electric fence.
Darlene Schultz-Scott, the victim’s aunt, said that her niece fought ‘so hard’ before passing away in a August 30 Facebook post.
She added: ‘I will never forget your beautiful face, corky sense of humor, and full of so much energy!’
Authorities haven’t said whether criminal charges will be filed in the case.