Her death is not being treated as suspicious. A dog was preventing police from accessing the woman’s body. Two dogs, a bull mastiff and a Staffordshire bull terrier, had been seized and impounded by rangers. The dogs were very aggressive. The council of City of Gosnells was waiting on further instructions from the police before deciding what action, if any, would be taken with the animals. The dogs were registered to the owner of the property and no previous complaints about them had been received.
The animal rescue home in the Perth suburb
A neighbor said Ms Lopicich was passionate about dogs and dedicated her life to their care, especially rescue dogs. Dogs Behind Bars Rescue group thanked Ms Lopicich for her work last month, describing her as ‘unbelievable and extraordinary’. “Without Sue offering to help, we would be unable to save so many dogs. She has been a part of many dogs’ happy stories, and we wanted to thank her for all the hours of cooking, cleaning & cuddling she puts in for these unwanted pups while they search for their forever home,” they said. An investigation is being conducted by the police.