Rebecca McCurdy, 28, was found dead in a garage on Saturday, June 19. Police say that they were called to the home in Oklahoma, in the United States, where she was house sitting, to check on her welfare. When they arrived, they found several pit bulls caged in the garage with one cage toppled over.
The Osage County Sheriff’s Office said evidence suggests the woman was attacked and killed by two of the pit bulls.
The official cause of death has not yet been confirmed by the Oklahoma State Medical Examiner’s Office.
ABC reports that the homeowner told police that he raises the pit bulls for a hobby as well as to sell.
The dogs were immediately taken into custody by animal welfare and are being held pending further investigation.
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A spokesperson said: ”Some pit bulls were selected and bred for their fighting ability. That means that they may be more likely than other breeds to fight with dogs.
“It doesn’t mean that they can’t be around other dogs or that they’re unpredictably aggressive.
“These dogs have long been popular family pets, noted for their gentleness, affection and loyalty.
“Providing them with the care, training and supervision they require, and judging them by their actions and not by their DNA or their physical appearance, is the best way to ensure that dogs and people can continue to share safe and happy lives together.”