FORT PIERCE, Fla. — The female volunteer at the Humane Society of St. Lucie County who was found dead inside a fenced play area next to the shelter Thursday died of severe blood loss due to dog bites, according to the St. Lucie County Medical Examiner's Office.
It ruled the death accidental.
The Human Society of St. Lucie County has identified the woman as Christine Liquori.
"The dogs here have lost a dear dear friend and we’ve lost a dear dear friend and wonderful volunteer. Whatever needs to be done for those dogs Christine was there for it whether it was walking them, bathing them playing with them loving on them taking their picture - wonderful, wonderful dog person just a heart of gold for those animals," Humane Society of St. Lucie County Executive Director David Robertson said Friday before the medical examiner revealed its results.
He said a mixed-breed dog was with Liquori at the time and had no prior issues.
"The dogs and all of all of us here are really going to miss her and we want to extend our deepest and sincerest sympathies to all of her families," Robertson said.
The dog was set to be euthanized Friday.
Liquori was a member of a non-profit that works with finding homes for animals.
Robertson described her as one of the best volunteers with a true dedication to the animals.