Louisiana woman dies after dog attack at pet boarding facility

Laura Williams Ray a mother with multiple children who worked at Happy Hounds Hotel was attacked and killed by a pit bull Tuesday night

Laura Williams Ray a mother with multiple children who worked at Happy Hounds Hotel was attacked and killed by a pit bull Tuesday night

A woman was killed in a pit bull attack late Tuesday (Jan. 9) at a pet boarding facility in West Monroe, La., KTVE NBC 10 reported.

A report via WHSV told of the name of the dog's owner not being disclosed, with the victim's four children (two sons, two daughters) having since asked for privacy, 'to grieve'.

Pictured the Happy Hound Hotel, a pet housing facility in West Monroe, Louisiana.Pictured, Louisiana woman, Laura Williams Ray.Pictured, Louisiana woman, Laura Williams Ray - mauled to death by pit bull.

Pit Bulls are a form of Terrier, Choate said, which are dogs that are extremely loyal to their masters. "This situation is horrific and very bad", said Scotty Robinson, President of the Ouachita Parish Police Jury.

Happy Hounds owner Leanne Stuckey said her "heart was breaking" for Ray's family. He said the law does not apply to businesses though.

The woman was caring for animals staying overnight when the pit bull attacked investigators said
The woman was caring for animals staying overnight when the pit bull attacked investigators said

However, Robinson said, "We can't tell a business, no you can't board this type of breed, this type of animal or anything like that".

The dog was released to the custody of Ouachita Parish Animal Control, and the investigation is continuing.

"We don't have a specific pit bull ordinance because all pit bulls are bad because they're not all bad", he said.

Robinson says it's important for dog owners to know and be honest about how aggressive their dog is, especially if you plan to bring it out in public or around other animals.

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