Man’s best friend can sometimes be man’s worst enemy. In Asheville, North Carolina, a dog attacked and kill its owner.
When emergency workers tried to gain access to the scene, the dog would not let them inside the home.
They received a 911 emergency call on Monday night and when Buncombe County deputies arrived at the scene, they found Jane Egle unconscious with several animal bites on her body.
The dog was a South African Boerboel and had to be killed at the scene by authorities because the rescuers could not approach the woman.
Boerboels are bread to be a farm dog in South African according to the American Kennel Club.
There has been an investigation launched to determine exactly what happened to Egle, but it appears that the dog was involved in her death.
Authorities say a dog that apparently attacked and killed its owner in North Carolina would not let emergency workers inside the home. Buncombe County deputies say officers went to the home Monday evening after a 911 call and saw 59-year-old Jane Egle unconscious with what appeared to be animal bites. Deputies told the Citizen-Times of Asheville (http://avlne.ws/2qav7yy) a South African Boerboel would not allow rescuers inside and authorities had to kill the animal. Investigators are still trying to determine exactly what happened. Animal control officials say two other Boerboels inside the home are too aggressive and will have to be euthanized. The American Kennel Club says Boerboels were developed as a farm dog in South Africa.