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Source: WGN 9

A woman in Illinois is dead after being mauled to death by her pet French bulldog over the past weekend.

According to WGN in Chicago, Lisa Urso, a resident of Ingleside, IL, was found in the back of her home by a friend Saturday, May 10th. According to the Lake County Coroner, Dr. Howard Cooper, she had been viciously attacked by her pet French bulldog.

The dog was recently adopted by Urso, and had originally been bred to fight, Cooper said.

Dr. Cooper told WGN,

“It (injury) wasn’t the neck, most were in her legs and arms. Some on her torso as well. Just a lot of bites. A lot of scratching. I hate to say it but unfortunately, it was a vicious attack.”

Cooper also said that the attack started inside the home. Urso shares the home with her boyfriend, who was not home at the time of the attack, and who was also recently attacked by the same dog, according to Cooper. After Urso's boyfriend was attacked, the French bulldog was taken to animal control, but Urso went to get the dog back.

WGN reports that Urso’s other French bulldog also had some blood on it but her border collie did not.

Dr. Cooper said,

“You don’t really think about it happening with a smaller dog breed, but we forget animals can be powerful. This animal has a lot of jaw strength.”