A 95-year-old woman succumbed to her injuries after a dog attack at the home of a former animal rights activist.

Authorities said that the woman Janet D’Aleo was found with life-threatening injuries on Wednesday and was then taken to a health care facility in Massachusetts.

The dispatchers got the call at 2.53 p.m. that afternoon, and the caller said the woman that had been bitten was bleeding badly.

When the first responders arrived, they could see that her injuries were severe, and D’Aleo was rushed to Baystate Medical Center, after which she died soon after arrival.

The police claimed the victim was visiting a home in Suffield, and that was when she was bitten. The address disclosed to the police is the same address belonging to the animal rights activist and former legislator, Annie Hornish.

The dog, which is a mix between a pit bull and pointer is currently under quarantine at the Suffield police as they continue with investigations.

The details of the case thus far are that D’Aleo had been visiting Hornish’s mother, who was a friend. That is when the dog proceeded to bite her on her lower extremities leading to severe injuries and bleeding.

Chief Richard Brown commented on the case, assuring the public the dog had been contained.

Investigators are still deliberating the cause of the severe attack considering the background of the animal. The Hornish Family claimed they had had the dog for several months, and during that time, the authorities have not been alerted to any complaints of any kind.

Chief Brown claimed poice and animal control officers are still collaborating to gather additional information before they come to any conclusions.

He added they were still trying to ascertain the pedigree of the animal and where it came from in the event it was a rescue.

Thus far, it is too early to determine whether there will be any legal action taken on the Hornish family. Brown reiterated the importance of having all the facts before any action is taken.

Chief Brown also stated he was not aware of any children living in the house or who witnessed the incident as it unfolded.

Annie Hornish was a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives from 2009 to 2011 and is listed as the senior state director of the Humane Society of the United States.

During her time in the legislature, she worked to fight animal cruelty, especially the puppy mills and the sale of shark fins.

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