Horrible update in case of young woman torn apart by her own Rottweilers as doctors battle to save her limbs: Bystanders reveal details of mutilations as calls grow to restrict dangerous dog breeds
Doctors are fighting to save a 31-year-old woman’s arm after she was mauled by her two rottweilers in a violent attack in her garden.
Nikita Piil, a West Australian, was in the garden of her home in Success, Perth, when her dogs Bronx and Harlem attacked her at around 4.30pm on Saturday.
She suffered serious arm and leg injuries and remains in a serious condition at Royal Perth Hospital.
She will likely undergo surgery to save one of her arms.
Nikita Piil, 31, a Perth woman, was rushed to hospital after being savagely mauled by her two pet rottweillers.
Neighbors were alerted to the attack after hearing Ms Pill’s painful cries and desperately tried to stop the dogs.
Neighbors tried to stop the brutal attack by banging on the fence and spraying the dogs with a garden hose, but were unable to stop the dogs from mauling Ms Piil.
Neighbor Bryn Spencer said he and another person heard Ms. Piil’s screams for about 10 minutes before trying to intervene.
Mr Spencer said he tried to stop the attack but was unable to access Ms Piil’s garden without putting himself in danger.
“I was considering jumping the fence and going in to save her, but obviously there were two rottweilers in there… I would have been torn to pieces,” Mr Spencer told the ABC.
“All I could really do was watch this girl get mauled while I hit the fence with a bat… while (another neighbor) watered the dog.”
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.
Mr Spencer said he pleaded with police to shoot the dogs because the two men were “going to kill her”.
Ms Pill’s screams can be heard on footage filmed at 4.45pm when police arrived at the property.
Officers first tried to use a Taser on the dogs, but that did not stop the attack.
The attack ended when police shot seven-year-old Bronx after determining the dogs were “extremely aggressive” and Ms Piil’s life was in danger. The dog was later euthanized by veterinarians.
Ms Piil’s other dog, four-year-old Harlem, remains at a facility in the town of Cockburn while police investigate why the two men attacked their owner.
Ms Piil suffered significant blood loss and severe bites to her arms and legs. She was rushed to Royal Perth Hospital where she remains in a critical condition.
The rottweiler enthusiast, who once described her dog Bronx as her “whole world – loyal, intelligent and protective”, needs surgery to save one of her arms.
Ms. Piil’s Facebook page is full of photos of her with her Rottweilers.
One photo, from 2019, shows Ms. Piil cuddling a Rottweiler. However, it is unclear if this is the same dog involved in the attack.
The young woman had also posted a sign on her front door reading: “Beware of the Rottweiler”.
Four dog breeds are restricted in Western Australia, including the Argentine and Brazilian Fighting Dogs, the Japanse Tosa, the Pitbull Terrier and the Presa Canario.
Rottweilers are not a restricted breed in Australia, but they have a reputation for having an aggressive temperament.
The breed is slightly longer than tall, ranging from 56 cm for a small female to 69 cm for a large male and weighs between 36 and 60 kg.
A 2022 report from Sydney Children’s Hospital found that Rottweilers ranked as the third most reported attacks on children.
The data took into account 628 patients who presented with dog-related injuries between 2010 and 2020 and revealed their average age was just five years.
The breeds involved in the most reported attacks were pit bulls at 10.3 percent, followed by Labradors at 8.5 percent and Rottweilers at 6.8 percent.