A dog owner who was violently attacked by her rottweiler was given an ultimatum: clean up your dog, otherwise the municipality will put him down.
Nikita Piil, 31, was rushed to the Royal Perth Hospital on September 16 after being mauled by her two pet rottweilers at her home in Success, in Perth’s south.
Ms Piil was seriously injured and “nearly lost” her life due to bacterial infections following the numerous bites she suffered.
She underwent five surgeries to save her arm and her life.
Her family revealed in a GoFundMe post that Ms. Piil was “caught in the crossfire” while trying to calm her dogs during a neighborhood incident.
Seven-year-old Bronx was shot dead by police after being tasered for the first time.
Bronx was later put down by a veterinarian while the youngest dog, Harlem, was taken to a pound.
After a month-long investigation, the city of Cockburn declared Harlem “unsafe” and gave Ms. Piil until Saturday to put her pet down before intervening.
The owner of two Rottweilers, Nikita Piil (pictured), was given the choice to euthanize one of her animals after the other was shot and euthanized when the two animals attacked her in September.
Michael Emery, manager of community safety and ranger services for the Town of Cockburn, said Harlem still remains at the pound.
“Ms Piil, or her designee, has until Saturday to comply with state requirements regarding dangerous dogs,” he told The West Australian.
“If Ms. Piil cannot comply, the City will have no choice but to euthanize the dog, after any appeal period.”
Mr. Emery revealed that Harlem can still escape euthanasia if Ms. Piil is able to follow strict requirements regarding its handling.
These include keeping him “securely locked away” in an area not easily accessible to children under the age of seven and being muzzled.
Ms Piil, who is believed to still be in hospital, is unlikely to be charged over the incident as no members of the public were attacked.
The town of Cockburn had previously received complaints from neighbors about excessive barking by rottweilers, but no cases of attacks were reported until September 16.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted the City of Cockburn for comment.
Ms. Piil, who is still in hospital, has until Saturday to euthanize the remaining animal or meet strict conditions regarding its handling.
Seven-year-old Bronx was shot and euthanized shortly after the incident, while young dog Harlem (both pictured) remains in a pound where his fate hangs in the balance.
In another unfortunate incident involving this dog breed, a Tasmanian lost his life after his Rottweiler turned on him and his wife.
Pensioner Noel Backhouse, 66, and his wife Karen ‘Maree’ Anderson, 64, were at home in Allens Rivulet, a small rural community 25km southwest of Hobart, when they were suddenly attacked by their Rottweiler, Ruben, on Sunday. night.
A neighbor heard the commotion and called triple zero at around 10.40pm, but despite paramedics’ best efforts, Mr Backhouse died at the scene after suffering serious injuries to his lower legs.
A year earlier, Mr. Backhouse had put himself in harm’s way to protect Ruben from an off-leash Pitbull, suffering bites to his hands and arms.
Ms Anderson, a teacher, also suffered serious injuries to her lower legs and was rushed to the Royal Hobart Hospital where she remains in a stable condition.
Daily Mail Australia revealed that just five months before the incident, Ms Anderson shared a post suggesting some dog breeds were getting a bad rap because of the attacks when it was their owners who should be blamed.
“In the 70s, people blamed the Dobermans. In the 80s they blamed German Shepherds,” the post read.
“In the 90s, we blamed Rottweilers. Now they blame the Pitbull.
“When will they blame humans?