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Woman attacked by her two Rottweilers makes tough decision to put down dog

Woman attacked by her two Rottweilers makes tough decision to put down dog

Nikita Piil was savagely attacked by her two Rottweilers in September

The Australian woman who was mauled by her dogs, leaving her in a near fatal condition, has made the tough decision to have the 'dangerous' dog that survived put to sleep.

Nikita Piil, 31, made the decision to put down her remaining dog after her pair of Rottweilers launched an attack that left her in a fatal condition.

She was taken to Royal Perth Hospital for her injuries to be treated after being savaged at her home in Success, south Perth on September 16.

Nikita sustained severe injuries to her arm and legs and almost lost her life.

Nikita sustained severe injuries to her arm and legs, and almost lost her life because of a bacterial infection.

To save having her arm from being amputated, surgeons carried out five operations.

Police at the scene tried to distract her seven-year-old dog, Bronx, and taser it several times, but eventually had to shoot the Rottweiler dead to save Nikita’s life.

The other dog, 4-year-old Harlem, was taken to the City of Cockburn's animal management centre, where he has been branded ‘dangerous’.

Nikita was faced with two options for Harlem - she could either keep him but under extremely strict measures, or could choose to put him down.

Michael Emery, head of community safety, said that she made the difficult decision to euthanise the Rottweiler following the brutal incident.

He told The West: “On Friday afternoon the owner officially relinquished their ownership of the dog to the City of Cockburn. While the City would always prefer to find solutions that do not require animals to be put down, in this case the dog will need to be euthanised in the interest of public safety.

To save having her arm amputated, surgeons carried out five operations.

“The procedure will be done by a suitably qualified veterinarian at our animal management facility.”

If she had chosen the other option to keep her dog, as he was classified as ‘dangerous’ he would have to have been kept ‘securely enclosed’, nowhere near children under seven, muzzled and have warning signs at her house.

A fundraising page has been set up for Nikita, on there it says: “Our gorgeous Kita has been in the hospital due to the devastating and unnecessary dog attack.

“Unfortunately she got caught in a crossfire calming her dogs down due to an incident within the neighbourhood.

“It has been a tough 12 days since the event that has changed Nikita’s life forever. The rehabilitation journey ahead will be painful, long and costly.

“We nearly lost our precious girl a couple of times … but as you all know, Nikita is our little fighter.”

Featured Image Credit: GoFundMe/Facebook

Topics: Dog, Health, Australia