A woman was saved from being mauled to death by her two pet Rottweilers when police opened fire on the dogs.
The woman, 31, was set upon by the canines in the backyard of a house on Pitta Corner at Success, in Perth‘s south, at 4.37pm on Saturday.
She sustained ‘serious bite wounds to her arms and legs’ and was rushed to Royal Perth Hospital after being treated by St Johns Ambulance paramedics.
A neighbour called 000 after hearing a commotion in the backyard before police intervened with an officer shooting one of the dogs.
A woman has been rushed to hospital after a life-threatening mauling by her two pet Rottweilers, one of which had to be shot
A neighbour called 000 after hearing a commotion in the backyard of a house at Pitta Corner in Success, in Perth’s southern suburbs. When police arrived the attack was in progress
‘Upon attendance, police observed two rottweilers attacking a woman inside her home,’ WA Police said in a statement.
‘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.
‘One of the dogs received serious injuries.’
Police had to trap the second dog inside a garage until rangers from the City of Cockburn arrived.
It is understood the badly injured dog was euthanised on Saturday.
The attack comes after several tragic incidents involving the same breed this year.
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A UK woman who was mauled by two Rottweilers and sustained wounds to her arms and legs has died weeks later.
A British woman died this month after being mauled on her arms and legs by two Rottweilers in August.
Marie Stevens, 40, was attacked at around 5.45pm on Friday, August 18 and taken to hospital where she was treated and later discharged.
But police were called on September 3 by the North West Ambulance Service to Ms Stevens’ house on Holden Road, in Brighton-le-Sands, to a report she had collapsed and died at home.
In February this year two Rottweilers mauled a five-week-old baby to death in New South Wales.
The family pets struck without warning while the girl slept at a family barbecue.
Friends of little Mia Jade Riley’s family have revealed how the child was asleep next to a table of six to eight adults at her grandfather’s home in Moruya, on the NSW south coast when the tragedy occurred about 10.40pm.
They said the dogs were dozing harmlessly about three metres away from the bassinet when, for no apparent reason, they suddenly pounced on the sleeping newborn.
WA police said they shot the Rottweiler on Saturday due to the ‘extremely aggressive nature of the dogs’