New York Woman Killed at Home in Dog Attack: Police

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  • A 67-year-old woman was killed in a dog attack in her Dutchess County home, authorities say

  • NY State Police and Pleasant Valley Fire Department EMS were dispatched Saturday around 4 p.m. to Barkit Kennel Road

  • Two coonhounds are kept in the home as pets, both dogs were secured by Dutchess County SCPA, according to cops

A 67-year-old woman was killed in a dog attack in her Dutchess County home, authorities say.

The New York State Police and Pleasant Valley Fire Department EMS were dispatched Saturday around 4 p.m. to Barkit Kennel Road after they received a report of a woman with life threatening injuries.

According to New York State Police, Arlene Renna was found unconcious around  the living room floor of her Pleasant Valley, New York, residence by her husband after he arrived home Saturday. She died at the scene from her injuries.

A subsequent investigation by police determined the wounds, and circumstances were consistent with a dog attack, police say.

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Two coonhounds were kept in the home as pets and both dogs were secured by Dutchess County SCPA, according to police. No one else was home at the time of the attack.

The investigation did not reveal any indications of foul play, police say, adding that the fate of the dogs will be determined by a court judge.

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