Couple Tries to Break Up Dog Fight, Husband Killed

Couple's pets turned on them: reports
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 30, 2013 11:40 AM CST
Couple Tries to Break Up Dog Fight, Husband Killed
Not the boxer in question.   (©)

The husband of a former Arizona mayor was killed and she was injured after they tried to break up a fight between their pet dogs Saturday night and the animals turned on them. Tom and Diane Vick attempted to intervene when their 40-pound boxer attacked a smaller dog, a cocker spaniel, according to the Arizona Republic. Their four other dogs reportedly began fighting, too. Tom Vick, 64, a popular high school teacher, died yesterday morning and Diane Vick, 65, was "pretty well beat up," according to the current mayor of Bullhead City. The cocker spaniel also died, and the five other dogs will be euthanized, per a request from the family, adds the Republic. (Read more animal attack stories.)

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