FORT PIERCE, Fla. — Fort Pierce police are investigating the death of a female volunteer at the Humane Society of St. Lucie County.
Police and animal control officers responded to the humane society, located at 100 Savanna Rd., around 2:15 p.m. Thursday for a dog bite.
The Human Society of St. Lucie County has identified the woman as Christine Liquori. She was found dead inside a fenced play area next to the shelter.
Police say it is not clear if the woman died from a dog bite or from other causes, but the dog is set to be euthanized Friday.
The victim was a member of a non-profit that works with finding homes for animals.
Volunteers at the non-profit say the woman volunteered for about three years and was amazing and passionate about animals.
"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.
No word on the breed of the dog or how long it had been at the shelter.
The investigation is ongoing.
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