A woman mutilated to death by the neighbor’s dog in the presence of her young son
A 38-year-old Pennsylvania woman was mauled to death by her neighbor’s two Great Danes in front of her young son when she went to feed them while the owner was away.
The incident happened on Thursday, March 16, when two large dogs lunged at Kristen Potter inside the neighbor’s house, Perry County Coroner Robert Ressler told the New York Post.
Potter was with her young son when the dogs killed her.
He rushed for help after seeing the dogs charging at his mother.
“He was present at the scene, but I don’t think he was there for much of it,” Ressler said, according to WGAL. “As soon as he saw the dogs start attacking his mother, he ran across the road for his brother to call 911.”
Authorities said first responders and police were unable to reach the 38-year-old victim until animal control officers showed up and tranquilized the dogs.
The two dogs involved in Potter’s attack were later euthanized at a veterinarian’s office.
Brandon Zeiders, whose fiancée is Potter’s sister, said state police told him the two Great Danes might be fighting, then turned their anger on Potter when she intervened, according to Penn Live .
The dogs’ owner told the outlet that she was “heartbroken” by the incident.
“I’m heartbroken, in shock, in disbelief and just want to die,” Wendy Sabathne said. “I can’t believe this happened.”