Tiffany L Frangione: Houston woman dies after being mauled by her own dogs
A lady was discovered dead in her backyard after being mauled by her two dogs while attempting to break up a fight with a neighbor’s dogs.
Tiffany L Frangione's two dogs got into a battle with her neighbor’s dogs in her backyard last Friday, November 19, according to authorities. Her puppies turned on her as she tried to interfere, puncturing her neck with wounds.
The 48-year-old is said to have been attacked by her two beloved dogs, Masha, a three-year-old female Alaskan husky mix, and Rachirius Maximus, a three-year-old male Cane Corso mix - a kind of pit bull.
Frangione has had both canines since they were puppies, with Masha arriving at the age of three weeks and Rachirius Maximus arriving at the age of nine months. The BARC Animal Shelter in Houston verified to KHOU11.com that the canines were engaged in the horrific assault.
Following the incident, Frangione's husband handed them over to the shelter, and they are set to be killed on Monday, according to the shelter. Frangione was a devoted mother to her two puppies, proudly posting photos of them on social media and even creating Instagram profiles for them both.
In 2019, she stated she was 'very fortunate' after Rachirius Maximus and Masha produced pups together, according to her social media posts. Rachirius Maximus was born in Dubai and was once a security dog, according to a 2018 article by Frangione.
'I came to the United States with my two brothers all the way from Dubai,' she mentioned on a photo of the Pitbull. 'I was brought to silently guard a sheikh's compound but found myself conflicted between the job I was hired to do and my kind and loving nature. I chose to leave my past of high profile bodyguard duties and start my life loving and protecting my new masters.'
Texas, and particularly Houston, is one of the worst places in the country for dog bites and lethal canine assaults. In August, two horrific dog attacks occurred within a few miles of each other in Houston. A 12-year-old child sustained major facial injuries after being mauled by a husky while getting off a school bus. In another incident, just hours before the child's injury, a 67-year-old man was badly attacked by two pit bulls on an early morning stroll. There were 433 dog-related deaths in the United States between 2005 and 2017, with 62 of them occurring in Texas alone.
According to attorney Brian White, who specializes in dog bite claims, an average of 1,671 dog attacks occurred per year from 2013 to 2016 in unincorporated Harris County, where Houston is situated.
With 85 dog attacks on postal employees recorded in 2019, Houston is the worst city in the United States for dog attacks on postal workers. According to the United States Postal Service, Los Angeles finished in second with 74 assaults, while Chicago came in third with 54.
Meanwhile, pit bulls remain the most deadly canine breed in America, having been involved in 284 fatal attacks on people between 2005 and 2017. Rottweilers, the second breed on the list, finished in a distant second with 45.