Mum-of-two mauled to death by pitbulls while house-sitting for a pal
A woman died after apparently being mauled to death by pit bulls while house-sitting in a savage attack.
Rebecca McCurdy is believed to have been set upon by one of more of the animals while keeping watch over them while their owner was out.
Deputies from the sheriff’s office say evidence indicated the 28-year-old was the victim of a dog attack after her body was found at the house just west of Skiatook in Oklahoma, US.
She was discovered on Saturday after the officers was called to the house in reference to a welfare check, reports the Local12 news website.
The caller said Rebecca McCurdy was supposed to be taking care of the homeowner’s dogs.
When deputies arrived however, they found her lifeless body in the garage along with several pit bulls in cages.
The homeowner reportedly raises the dogs as a hobby and also to sell.
Investigators said one of the dog cages was toppled over and there were multiple signs of a dog attack.
Deputies are waiting on the official cause of death from the Oklahoma State Medical Examiner’s Office.
The dogs were taken into custody by animal welfare and are being held pending further investigation.
Rebecca’s cousin said she leaves behind a husband and two small children.
A GoFundMe has been set up for her family by a friend to help support her children.
The friend writes: ‘On Saturday June 19 we lost our beautiful Rebecca. She leaves behind 2 small children and a husband. If you would like to make a donation to help in the future for Rebecca’s children anything is graciously appreciated.’