A man found his wife mauled to death by their two rescue dogs at this house in Clearcreek Township.
The Warren County Coroner’s Office said 49-year-old Mary Matthews suffered multiple dog bites and apparently bled to death from her injuries.
“I never wanted Great Danes but she wanted to rescue them,” Mark Matthews said. “She loved animals so I let her get them. I probably should have put my foot down and said, ‘no,’ obviously.”
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He called the dogs violent, particularly the smaller one, and said he was bitten just last month.
“Usually when the dogs got aggressive with her I would just discipline them and put them outside but I wasn’t here,” he said. “They would get in fights with each other. They would take it out on her if I wasn’t around.”
Matthews said he had concerns about the dogs and that his greatest fear was “what exactly happened” to his wife.
The dogs were turned over the the Warren County Dog Warden and were euthanized on Saturday.
The case remains under investigation.