Pennsylvania mother of two, 38, is savagely killed by her neighbor’s Great Danes in front of her young son after going to feed them
- A Pennsylvania woman was mauled to death by her neighbor’s two Great Danes while feeding them while their owner was away.
- Kristin Potter, 38, of Center Township in Perry County, died Thursday despite the efforts of emergency services and police officers.
- Potter had fed the dogs earlier and gone to the house with his young son, who finally ran for help after the dogs attacked his mother in front of him.
A Pennsylvania woman was killed after being attacked by her neighbor’s dogs that she had gone to feed while their owner was away.
State police said 38-year-old Kristin Potter died after two Great Danes attacked her Thursday night in Center Township, southwest of New Bloomfield.
Perry County Coroner Robert Ressler said Potter had gone to the home with her young son, who ran for help when two of the three dogs present suddenly attacked her.
Ressler said emergency services and police officers were unable to reach her until animal control personnel arrived and tranquilized the dogs.
Potter’s young son had accompanied her to feed the dogs and she quickly called for help when the dogs suddenly turned on her.
Kristin Potter, 38, was mauled to death by her neighbor’s two Great Danes when she went to feed them while their owner was away.
Potter of Center Township in Perry County, died Thursday despite the efforts of emergency services and police officers.
“He was present at the scene, but I don’t think he was there for very long,” Ressler said. “As soon as she saw the dogs start attacking her mother, she ran across the street for her brother to call 911.”
The two animals involved in the attack were then taken to a vet and euthanized.
Authorities said a third dog was present but did not participate in the attack.
Brandon Zeiders, who is engaged to Potter’s sister, said he was informed by state police that the two Great Danes may have initially been fighting and then directed their aggression at Potter when she tried to intervene.
Potter was described as a kind-hearted person who had dealt with previous tragedies.
Potter was engaged to Jacob Presley Fickett, right, and planned to move to Florida with him.
Potter had fed the dogs earlier and gone into the house with his young son, who finally ran for help after the dogs attacked his mother right in front of him.
The dogs’ owner expressed her devastation over the incident, saying she was shocked and incredulous.
“I’m heartbroken, I’m in shock, I can’t believe it and I just want to die,” Wendy Sabathne said. ‘I can’t believe this happened.’
Potter’s father mentioned that one of the dogs had bitten Potter a few years earlier.
Having already experienced the loss of her husband and the death of one of her children in a bicycle accident in 2020 at the age of 11, Potter was engaged and planning to move to Florida with her fiancé.
Potter’s fiance Jacob Presley Fickett posted a tribute to her online
Her younger sister remembered the Center Township mother of two as someone with a wonderful personality who made everyone feel better when they were around her.
“When you’re around her, you feel better,” Jennifer Keefer said. WGAL. ‘When you talk to her, you just feel better.
“Despite all the tragedy that has occurred in his life, he still had a strong belief in God,” Keefer said. “She was like that. She felt like there was a reason for everything.”
‘She was just lovely to be around. Everyone loved her.
TO GoFundMe The page has been created to help support Potter’s two children.