One woman was killed and another was hospitalized following a dog attack at an animal rescue facility in Oakland Park Thursday, officials said.
The incident happened shortly before 11 a.m. at 100+ Abandoned Dogs of Everglades Florida in the 300 block of E. Commercial Boulevard.
Broward Sheriff's Office officials said deputies and fire rescue workers responded to the scene after receiving a call about an animal bite.
Officials said one of the women was working with a dog, described as a large mixed breed 3-year-old named Gladys, when it suddenly snapped and attacked her.
"The second adult female tried to aid that first worker and in the process she herself got injured," BSO spokesperson Claudinne Caro said.
Both women were taken to area hospitals for treatment, and one of the women who'd been trauma alerted was pronounced dead, officials said. The other woman suffered minor injuries. Their identities haven't been released.
Broward County Animal Care officials later confirmed that the dog was humanely euthanized.
Footage showed investigators at the location with crime scene tape closing off the facility.
Then organization was founded in 2011 and their mission is to rescue dogs that have been neglected or abused and bring them back to health.
Linda Decurzio volunteered with the organization many years ago and still follows them closely on Facebook. She said she'd never heard of a dog attack at the facility.
"I'm so shocked, and I'm very upset, and I don't know what else to say," she said. "They take such great care of these dogs, they are wonderful with these dogs and how something like this could happen, it is unbelievable because they take such wonderful care of these dogs."
Detectives are still investigating the incident. No other information was immediately known.
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