The woman who was killed by her American Bully XL dog after it “suddenly snapped” has been identified and photographed.
Locally known as mother-of-two Joanne Robinson, the 43-year-old passed away late on Friday night at the scene of the attack in Rotherham, South Yorkshire.
While frantically attempting to save her, a 42-year-old man, believed to be her partner Jamie Stead, suffered terrible injuries to his hands, face, and abdomen.
Dotty Robinson, Joanne’s mother, said her family is in “utter astonishment and horror,” and she added, “I want everyone to know how well-loved she was.”
I just hope it was short and she didn’t suffer too much,” she added in a statement to The Sun.
The two dogs owned by Ms. Robinson’s daughter, Lola and Rocco, who carried out the fatal attack, were put to death on Saturday, according to Ms. Robinson.
Rocco was “larger than a lion,” she said, but she assured the creatures “were no bother.”
They were fine canines, not a prohibited breed, and not dangerous, according to Ms. Robinson. Despite not being related, they got along well. I had no idea what made them lose it so quickly.
The nine-grandmother continued, “It must have been the heat.” There is a proverb that states, “Mad dogs don’t walk in the midday sun.”
The couple’s house was surrounded by bouquets of flowers and cards, including one from Elle, 24, and Dillon, 19, who wrote, “Mum, I love and miss you.”
John Allerton, a former miner and neighbor, remarked: “It’s really, really awful.”
I’m devastated, a buddy of mine remarked. She was a beautiful woman. They are a beautiful family.
According to South Yorkshire Police, a dog attacked a man and a woman and they were both at a home on Masefield Road in West Melton last night at around 10:15 p.m.
Officers discovered a 42-year-old guy with injuries to his face, belly, and other body parts as well as a possibly life-threatening injury to one arm when they arrived with the Yorkshire Ambulance Brigade.
“A 43-year-old woman was mortally bitten, and, tragically, she was pronounced dead on the scene. Despite the best efforts of the rescuers.”
On Saturday, the residence remained surrounded by police while inquiries are ongoing.