Dog Attack: Six Dogs Involved in Fight That Injured Former Mayor of Bullhead City and Killed Husband (UPDATE)

| by Phyllis M Daugherty

Bullhead City Police Dept. has just updated the tragic incident that left Diane Vick injured and her husband, Thomas Vick, dead as the result of a dog fight at their residence on Saturday.

Diane Vick, a former mayor of Bullhead City, is scheduled to be released from a Las Vegas hospital and will return home within the next few days, says Bullhead City Police spokesperson Tad Appleby.

On Saturday evening, Diane Vick, 65, and her husband, Tom Viick, 64, a popular social studies teacher at Mohave High School (shown in photo with daughter, Erica), attempted to break up a fight which started between their 40-pound Boxer and their Cocker Spaniel, when the couple’s four other dogs joined in, Appleby said.

The violent free-for-all dog fight that broke out among six dogs left Thomas Vick and the couple's Cocker Spaniel dead, according to officials.

Personnel with Bullhead City Animal Control and Bullhead City Fire Department responded to their home in the 2900 block of La Paloma Drive in Bullhead City around 5:45 p.m., after it was reported Thomas Vick was suffering from a dog bite.

AZCentral reported at that time that they were both flown to a Las Vegas hospital.

Thomas Vick died from severe bite wounds inflicted by one of his Boxers, named Dempsey, Appleby said.

The five remaining dogs--whose breed and size has not been identified--are being held in a 10-day quarantine by Bullhead City Animal Control, and will be euthanized, according to a request of the Vick family, according to Appleby.

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Source: AZ Central, NY Daily News