Florida police are investigating after a volunteer died Thursday at the Humane Society of St. Lucie County, TCPalm reported.
Humane Society officials identified the volunteer as Christine Liquori, WPTV reported.
Police were called to the Humane Society after receiving a call Thursday afternoon about a dog bite, the television station reported. Liquori, 52, was found dead inside a fenced play area next to the shelter, according to WPTV.
Liquori’s death was ruled accidental, Christine Canard, administrative manager of the Treasure Coast Medical Examiner’s Office, told TCPalm. Canard said the cause of death is exsanguination, or severe loss of blood, from dog bites, the website reported.
“She was a wonderful, wonderful volunteer, one of the best and just had a heart of gold for these animals,” David Robertson, the Humane Society’s executive director, told TCPalm on Friday. “You don’t find many people like her anymore, just a caring, caring individual who’s done a wonderful service for all the dogs here for a long time for several times a week.”
Officers at the scene Friday declined comment, referring questions to police spokeswoman Audria Moore-Wells.
“The Fort Pierce Police Department is conducting a death investigation,” Moore-Wells told TCPalm via email. “This is an ongoing investigation and any comments will be provided at the conclusion of the investigation.”
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