A woman undergoes emergency surgery after being violently mauled by her two rottweilers, as her neighbors look on in horror.
Nikita Piil, 31, was attacked by the Bronx and Harlem Dogs at around 4.30pm on Saturday at her home in Success, south Perth, with residents alerting police after hearing her bloodcurdling screams.
“I was hearing ‘help, help, please help’,” neighbor Bryn Spencer told Nine news.
“I was considering jumping the fence and going in to try to save her, but obviously there were two rottweillers in there.”
Nikita Piil, 31, a Perth woman, was rushed to hospital after being savagely mauled by her two pet rottweillers.
“I didn’t have a knife, I didn’t have anything really good to take out that dog.
“I only had one bat. All I could really do was watch this girl get mauled while I hit the fence.
Another neighbor threw a garden hose at one of the dogs, which managed to distract it momentarily.
“The dog stopped for a moment and was looking at me to decide what to do next,” Mr Spencer said.
“I kept yelling at him and hitting the fence and then he decided to ‘do stuff’ and he grabbed the girl and dragged her behind the back corner and that’s when I said to myself “oh no”.
Police and paramedics arrived but still failed to stop the dogs ravaging their helpless owner.
Mr Spencer pleaded with the officers: “You need to take out your gun and shoot this dog – it will kill her.” »
Even tasing the animal failed to stop the merciless attack.
On her Facebook page, Ms Piil shows her affection for pet Rottweilers by wishing them happy birthday and calling them her babies.
Fearing for the woman’s life, one of the police officers used his pistol to shoot one of the animals.
“Due to the extremely aggressive nature of the dogs and the ongoing risk to human life, a police firearm was discharged to stop the attack,” a police spokesperson said. Western Australia.
The animal was seriously injured and rangers were called to take it to a nearby veterinary hospital where it was euthanized.
Officers managed to secure the other dog in the garage while Ms Piil was rushed to hospital with serious injuries to her arms and legs.
She is currently in a serious but stable condition at Royal Perth Hospital, but doctors were preparing to carry out an emergency procedure. surgery to save his arm.
The second dog was taken to the Town of Cockburn Animal Management Center where it will remain until “investigations into the incident are finalized.”
On Ms. Piil’s Facebook page, her affection for her Rottweilers is very evident.
One photo shows the two dogs standing next to an artificial turf they dug and Ms Piil captions it: “My babies” with a black love heart.
In another photo, she can be seen kissing one of the dogs on the snout as it lies on a couch.
She also wishes her “baby” Bronx a happy first birthday.
“I couldn’t ask for a more amazing, cheeky, loyal, intelligent and protective little companion,” she wrote.
“You are my whole world.”
Police were forced to shoot one of Ms Piil’s dogs to stop it attacking her and the animal was subsequently euthanised.
Ms Piil suffered serious bites to her arms and legs and was rushed to hospital, where her condition is serious but stable.
WA Premier Roger Cook said on Sunday that dog attacks were “always traumatic for anyone involved”, while thanking emergency services in attendance.
“We will continue to ensure that we monitor the situation,” he said.
“What we need to do is continue to educate dog owners and community members about the dangers – the potential dangers – of these types of breeds, but we’ll just monitor the situation.
“But thank you to everyone who responded to this difficult situation and my condolences to everyone affected by the event.”