The woman mauled by four dogs in Thurston County has died of her injuries, according to Harborview Medical Center.
A 92-year-old Thurston County woman who was mauled over the weekend by a pack of dogs in her neighbor’s home died Tuesday afternoon, according to Harborview Medical Center.
Gladys Alexander was severely injured Sunday evening when she let herself into a neighbor’s home, which her son said was not unusual, and was attacked by four dogs.
Unbeknown to Alexander, the neighbor — who owned one dog — had been temporarily caring for three more.
The neighbor returned from running an errand, stopped the attack and called for help.
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The victim’s son, Wayne Alexander, of Kent, had told The Olympian newspaper his mother suffered broken bones, severe skull injuries and serious blood loss, and would have had one arm and one leg amputated.
According to Alexander, his mother’s neighbor regularly helped her, and the two had a habit of going and back and forth between each other’s houses.
Sgt. Tim Rudloff of the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office said the dogs have been placed on home quarantine for 10 days and that the neighbor has agreed to have hers euthanized. He also said Thurston County Animal Services is attempting to contact the woman who owns the other three dogs.
He said there is no criminal case involved with the mauling.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, two of the dogs are a mix of pit bull, heeler and Labrador. One dog is a pit bull and Labrador mix, while the other is a pit bull and heeler mix.