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 an 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.
No word on the breed of the dog or how long it had been at the shelter.
The investigation is ongoing.