Woman Found Mauled To Death By Her Own Dog

Sandy Malone

Lisa Urso rescued a French bulldog named Blue, but was mauled to death by the animal on May 9.

Ingleside, IL – An Illinois woman was mauled to death in her home by a French bulldog that she had rescued.

Fox Lake Police Chief Jimmy Lee said officers found 52-year-old Lisa Urso dead on her back deck at about 4:43 p.m. on May 9, FOX News reported.

An autopsy confirmed that she had died from multiple dog bites that she sustained when she was attacked by Blue, a former fighting dog that she had rescued, WMAQ reported.

“It wasn’t the neck, most [bite marks] were [on] her legs and arms,” Lake County Coroner Howard Cooper said, according to WGN. “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 said that Urso had first been bitten inside of her home and then made it outside to her back deck before she died.

Lake County spokeswoman Hannah Goering said that it was likely Blue would be euthanized “due to his history and aggression,” WMAQ reported.

Fox Lake police said that Urso was Blue’s third biting attack in recent months.

Police responded on April 13 to a home in the 600-block of Knollwood Road for a report of a dog bite after Blue bit a man who lived there, WMAQ reported.

The dog was placed on home quarantine as a result of that incident.

But despite the quarantine order, Blue managed to bite the same man again on April 21 and police responded to the scene again, WMAQ reported.

Blue was placed on hospital quarantine after the second bite.

And then Urso went and got the dog back and brought it home again, WGN reported.

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

Police said there have been no complaints about the other dogs that live in the home, WMAQ reported.

Comments (38)
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Jackie753
Jackie753

The dog was not a French Bulldog. It was a dog called a Short Bully. It’s a combination of a Pittbull, American Bulldog and a short breed such as a Frenchie or English Bulldog.

Thisluckydad
Thisluckydad

I was curious who the hell fights French Bulldogs. If he is a bully, that makes way more sense.

Micheal Sullivan
Micheal Sullivan

"a former fighting dog that she had rescued..."
And that, friends and neighbors, is what I call a very bad idea.

JAIL_OFFICER_RCJ
JAIL_OFFICER_RCJ

Lake County spokeswoman Hannah Goering said that it was likely Blue would be euthanized “due to his history and aggression,” WMAQ reported.

Likely? Likely? Where is the question if it should be put down or not. Granted it is not the K9s fault as it was trained to do what it does, but it needs to be put down. The real animals are the ones who bred and trained the K9. They should be put down also.

Clearboard1
Clearboard1

Yet another pit bull incident ending badly. What a surprise.

Raymelson
Raymelson

This is a sad story an it happens a lot in America an it's mostly kids that gets attacked by dogs an it's not always a pit bull

Stanracer
Stanracer

Not a good idea getting a former fighting dog.

Stanracer
Stanracer

Not a good idea adopting a former fighting dog.

rmbr343plus1000s
rmbr343plus1000s

Michael Vick's pitties were successfully rehabbed and turned out to be very loving dogs.

Popcop.M1
Popcop.M1

A dog kills a person; instant lethal injection. A person brutally murders other, they get three squares, a health plan, dental plan, GED, and endless appeals. Hopefully the dog will appeal his auto death sentence. I've lived with dogs my entire 51 years of Life. You have to show them you are the alpha male.

Wham bam thank mam
Wham bam thank mam

French bulldogs are like really tiny, how the hell did this little dog bring down a human being? we are missing something here.

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

I knew there had to be a pitbull in there somewhere. They should be outlawed/

AprilShowers2
AprilShowers2

She had a good heart. Unfortunately once that dog drew blood the first time he wasn’t going to stop. It’s sad. I feel bad for her.
He wasn’t a Frenchy though. Just look at the picture.

dogmaneod
dogmaneod

Why am I not surprised? A rescue Shitcago fighting dog??? I was a K9HANDLER for an extremely large County and I adopted a dog. No purse dog for me a two year old pure bred Australian Cattle Dog. Minor correctable problems. But well in control. After a 107lb Imported German Shepherd Cowboy is strong but a great companion. Shop for a proper fit for your needs, age and strength. We see the vet 12 June to be neutered. Saving a dog is an admirable human trait but BE CAREFUL AND PICKY.

Micheal Sullivan
Micheal Sullivan

A very bad idea. Raise a kid to be a maniac, you get a maniac. Raise a dog to attack and kill, you get a dog that attacks and kills. Simple, see?


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