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Woman mauled to death by pit bulls in New Mexico

SANTA FE, New Mexico | Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:31pm EDT

SANTA FE, New Mexico (Reuters) - A woman has been mauled to death by a pack of four pit bulls in the town of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, authorities said on Monday.

Margaret Salcedo, 48, was walking alone when the dogs, which had escaped from a fenced yard at a private home, attacked her at an intersection on Sunday afternoon, Truth or Consequences Police Chief Patrick Gallagher said.

A passerby in a car opened his door to intervene, but he stayed in the vehicle when a dog charged him, police said.

"The officer arrived on the scene in less than three minutes, but it must have felt like an eternity to the poor woman being attacked," Gallagher told Reuters.

One of the dogs charged the officer, who shot and injured the animal, police said. All four dogs ran off, and the officer administered first aid to the wounded woman.

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  -Woman walking in NM town, attacked and killed by dogs cali  Apr-26-11 09:01 AM   #0 
  - All pit bulls should be eliminated and the breed made extinct.  cosmicone   Apr-26-11 09:04 AM   #1 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-26-11 09:11 AM   #2 
  - how do you know these dogs were abused and trained to attack?  cali   Apr-26-11 09:12 AM   #3 
  - By their behavior.  baldguy   Apr-26-11 09:29 AM   #14 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-26-11 09:12 AM   #4 
  - Sounds like pack behaviour. A pack of two standard poodles and a yellow lab did the same  haele   Apr-26-11 09:16 AM   #6 
  - Second this. Pack is the operative word.  yellerpup   Apr-26-11 09:28 AM   #12 
  - I'll take a poodle attack anytime as opposed to a pit bull attack  DrDan   Apr-26-11 09:29 AM   #13 
     - .  baldguy   Apr-26-11 09:36 AM   #18 
     - are you suggesting a poodle attack and a pit bull attack are equivalant?  DrDan   Apr-26-11 12:17 PM   #26 
        - Coming from someone who barely knows what a dog *is*, your confusuion is understandable.  baldguy   Apr-26-11 07:58 PM   #29 
           - thank goodness we have jurisdictions and insurance companies  DrDan   Apr-27-11 05:35 AM   #31 
              - You're about 500 times more likely to be killed by a person than a dog.  baldguy   Apr-27-11 05:42 PM   #33 
                 - I am more than willing to support a ban on breeds that pose an undue danger  DrDan   Apr-28-11 03:40 AM   #34 
                    - So if the Albanian down the street kills his neighbor, we should ban all Albanians?  baldguy   Apr-28-11 05:27 AM   #35 
                       - genocide was not my suggestion - please do not put words in my mouth  DrDan   Apr-28-11 05:53 AM   #36 
                          - The question was: "What breeds of humans are you willing to eliminate?"  baldguy   Apr-28-11 06:05 AM   #37 
                             - so "ban" = "elimination"?????? -------- since when?  DrDan   Apr-28-11 06:10 AM   #38 
                                - Any large dog can do the same. And humans have done much worse.  baldguy   Apr-28-11 06:45 AM   #39 
                                   - the person who penned  DrDan   Apr-28-11 06:56 AM   #40 
                                      - The ban you seek won't solve the problem you're concerned about.  baldguy   Apr-28-11 05:58 PM   #41 
                                         - you are focussed on your dog's behavior around your family  DrDan   Apr-28-11 07:09 PM   #42 
                                            - Kill a million dogs due to the fear of what one might possibly do sometime time the future.  baldguy   Apr-28-11 09:30 PM   #43 
                                            - I pull the trigger - what a load  DrDan   Apr-29-11 03:57 AM   #44 
                                            - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-29-11 05:20 AM   #45 
     - Standard poodles are the size of and have the same aggression as Alstasians.  haele   Apr-26-11 04:13 PM   #27 
        - Outlaw poodles!!!!  Vanje   Apr-26-11 10:01 PM   #30 
  - as do pit bulls that have human contact  DrDan   Apr-26-11 09:28 AM   #10 
     - Absolutely true.  yellerpup   Apr-26-11 09:31 AM   # 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-26-11 09:14 AM   #5 
  - +1  DrDan   Apr-26-11 09:25 AM   #8 
  - yeesh n/t  fishwax   Apr-26-11 09:26 AM   #9 
  - I absolutely agree. That's why they're banned in civilized countries. nt  valerief   Apr-26-11 09:36 AM   #17 
  - I remember people saying the exact same thing about dobermans  RaleighNCDUer   Apr-26-11 09:43 AM   #22 
  - data indicate that Rottweilers and pit bull-type dogs accounted for 67%  Snoutport   Apr-26-11 09:22 AM   #7 
     - are presa canarios  marions ghost   Apr-26-11 09:28 AM   #11 
     - They look like big pit bulls - up to 130 pounds.  leftyladyfrommo   Apr-26-11 09:31 AM   #16 
     - And I think its always more than one.  leftyladyfrommo   Apr-26-11 09:29 AM   #15 
     - link to dog bite deaths and other info  Snoutport   Apr-26-11 09:38 AM   #19 
     - Let's see, from your link . . .  ET Awful   Apr-26-11 09:53 AM   #24 
        - "Any dog can be turned into a dangerous dog."  Vanje   Apr-26-11 10:03 AM   #25 
     - Link please.  baldguy   Apr-26-11 09:38 AM   #20 
     - And the deaths are by twice as many pit bulls as rottweilers.  valerief   Apr-26-11 09:38 AM   #21 
     - What exactly is a "pit bull-type"?  ET Awful   Apr-26-11 09:52 AM   #23 
        - A "Pit Bull" is any dog that bites that can't be identified as another breed.  baldguy   Apr-26-11 07:50 PM   #28 
           - Bingo.  ET Awful   Apr-27-11 07:13 AM   #32 

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