A TEENAGE cheerleader screamed “help me” as she was savaged to death by her neighbour’s five dogs.
Adrieanna O’Shea, 19, was mauled by the pack when she returned to a house in the US city of Maryville, Tennessee, to retrieve a bag she left behind.
Adrieanna O’Shea, 19, was attacked by the pack of dogs when she visited to retrieve a bag she left behind[/caption]
The 19-year-old was a high school cheerleader[/caption]
A witness told authorities that she heard the teen screaming “help me!” and saw a neighbour’s dogs attacking her.
She told the Knoxville News Sentinel she ran to the door to see the teen being tossed in the air by the dogs and dragged away toward a wooded area.
Knox County sheriff’s deputies said they arrived to find O’Shea unconscious and covered in bite wounds.
Deputies shot one of the dogs and the other four were brought to a local animal shelter.
The dogs were described as a Mastiff, a Rottweiler-Labrador mix, two Mastiff-Labrador mixes and a pit bull.
The teen died later in hospital following the sickening attack.
Police found the former high school cheerleader covered in bite marks and blood close to a garden fence.
Cops said the vicious hounds tore off all of Adrieanna’s clothes in their attack.
I am so proud of you for fighting so hard, and I know you were just too tired to keep fighting
Aunt Darlene Schultz-Scott
Her aunt Darlene Schultz-Scott confirmed her death in a Facebook post.
She wrote: “I am so proud of you for fighting so hard, and I know you were just too tired to keep fighting!
“I will never forget your beautiful face, quirky sense of humour, and full of so much energy!”
Cops have not yet said whether criminal charges will be filed in the case, Knoxville News Sentinel reported.
It’s unclear how the dogs escaped from the yard.
The owners told officers that the dogs were contained by an electric fence, reported New York Post.
According to police, one of the dog’s owners told deputies that “the dogs were doing their jobs”.
They are owned by a married couple and their son who lives in a trailer on his parent’s property.
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It comes after a baby girl was airlifted to hospital after being bitten on the head by her grandfather’s dog last week.
The girl was mauled by a Staffordshire bull terrier at a house in the Welsh village of Mynydd Isa on Saturday afternoon.
She was flown to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool, where she is currently receiving treatment.
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In July, an 11-year-old boy was left scarred for life his neighbour’s Staffordshire Bull Terrier savaged his arm and chest.
Cooper Johnstone was found drifting in and out of consciousness after the dog ripped the flesh from his arm in Ormskirk, Lancs.
The young boy suffers from flashbacks since the attack.
The teen was hospitalised following the sickening attack in Maryville, Tennessee, but died from her injuries[/caption]
Cops said the vicious hounds tore off all of Adrieanna’s clothes in the attack[/caption]
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