An animal control officer from Plainfield, Connecticut who suffered personal injuries when she was knocked to the ground while responding to a September 29 call regarding an out-of-control pit bull died on October 8.


Theresa Foss, 47, died at Yale-New Haven Hospital. On the day of the incident, she had responded to a report of an aggressive pit bull that had trapped a family inside their home.


According to Police Chief Robert Hoffman, when the dog knocked Foss down, she suffered an injury to her head. He said that she was standing next to her vehicle when the dog attacked and it is not known whether she struck her head on the vehicle or the ground. She was not bitten.


Foss had been at the hospital since the attack, but hospital officials have offered no further details about her health at the time of her death.

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