A 91-year-old Connecticut woman has died after receiving severe bite wounds when her own dog attacked her at home last Friday.
A Bridgeport Hospital spokesman tells the Connecticut Post that Stella Antanantis of Stratford died Tuesday at the hospital. She had been in critical condition.
Police said the woman had owned the dog, a keeshound mix, for eight years. They are trying to determine why the dog attacked.
Police said the woman was able to call 9-1-1 for help.
Neighbors tell WTNH-TV she adopted the dog as a puppy and cared for it well. They said they had not heard of the dog behaving aggressively before.
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