Dogs are hailed for their loyalty but an incident that happened in upstate New York would contradict that belief. A woman has died after one or both of her coonhounds mutilated her at her home, police reported on Monday.

The woman, Arlene Renna, 67 was found in an inert condition by her husband on her living room floor in their Pleasant Valley house around 4 p.m, Saturday, State Police revealed to New York Post.

Renna died on the scene as the wounds from the dog attack were seemingly severe. Both of the Coonhounds are awaiting legal judgment under the captivity of Dutchess County SPCA, the Police informed.

American Kennel Club could not shed light on the actual period the couple owned the dogs but they indicated that those are generally “sweet, mellow and sociable”.

Police clarified there was no evidence of foul play even though the actual reason for the attack is yet to be comprehended.

A mournful ex-husband of Renna, John Taylor announced through a Facebook post that his High School sweetheart had died  “accidentally at home” on their daughter Jillian’s 31st birthday.

He wrote, “It is nothing short of a nightmare, Arlene was the kindest, most gentle, giving and wonderful woman, there was no better mother, no better grandmother.”

Renna had an illustrative career in Public service wherein she worked as a nurse and served the nonprofit parenting education service The Center for Parents and Children. Thereafter, she became a social worker.

Renna and Tyler were married for 21 years before splitting and both remarrying. They had three children.

Taylor further wrote, “Everything she did she did for others,” wrote Taylor. “People like Arlene can never be replaced, they can only live in our hearts forever, and we should all learn by their example to be better people, to try to be more like them.”

BBC reported a similar incident on Aug. 31, 2019, in which a Yorkshire terrier, called Millie, was critically injured by a Pitbull-type dog as it attacked the former out of nowhere while it was in its owner’s arms.

In another incident, a six-year-old-boy was shoved off his bicycle and attacked by a dog in Basingstoke Park on Aug. 16, 2019.

American English Coonhound Game Changer, a 17 month old American English Coonhound walks with his owner Richard Moore across Seventh Avenue to an event to introduce six new breads of dogs that will compete for the first time in the 136th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. The American English Coonhound traces its ancestry back to the Foxhounds first brought to the United States in the 17th and 18th centuries. The breed has various colorations from "redtick" to "bluetick" patterns. The American English Coonhound has become a popular night hunting dog and its nose is able to track both small and large game. Photo: REUTERS/Mike Segar