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Iowa woman dies after dog attack

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IDA GROVE (KWWL) -- Authorities say a 79-year-old woman bled to death after she was bitten by her dog. 

The Ida Co. Sheriff's Office says Shirley Lou Bird was found dead in her Ida Grove home Monday when deputies went to check on her.  Authorities believe she was bitten by her German Shepherd several days earlier. 

The sheriff says she went to a bathroom to stop the bleeding and got in the bathtub.  She was on a blood thinner and the sheriff says that contributed to her death because it made it difficult for her blood to clot.   The dog has since been euthanized.

Online AnchorBob Waters

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