A 61-year-old British woman has been killed at a dog shelter in Egypt. The woman ran an animal shelter for stray dogs.
Anne Johnson, 61, who is thought to have grown up in Macclesfield, was found dead at the shelter in the Red Sea city of Dahab on Friday afternoon.
Police said that three dogs bit her in neck and face when she tried to feed them. But her friend believed that she died when she was unconscious and the dogs bit her afterward.
One of the workers found her body lying next to the food bag. Her remains have been sent for forensic examination and an official cause of death has not been given.
Ms. Johnson lived in Egypt for 16 years, where she worked to save stray and abandoned animals.
Her shelter was sponsored by the UK based non-profit. She looks after rabbits, cats, horses and a donkey in her shelter.
Those who knew her said that it is impossible that she died after beaten by dogs. They believe the Egyptian police are using her death as an excuse to get rid of the rescue shelter, which was offensive with locals who are fearful of stray dogs.