Doctors are working to save the arm of a young woman who was savagely mauled by her two pet rottweilers.
Nikita Piil, 31, was attacked by her dogs, Bronx and Harlem, at her Perth home on Pitta Corner in Success about 4.35pm on Saturday afternoon.
She suffered serious injuries to her arms and leg and remains in a serious condition at the Royal Perth Hospital.
She will likely undergo surgery to save one of her arms, according to the West Australian.
Ms Piil’s painful screams echoed through the street, alerting those nearby to the nightmare that was unfolding.
Despite neighbours attempting to stop the brutal attack, the dogs continued to maul the woman until police intervened.
Neighbour Bryn Spencer said he and another neighbour heard Ms Piil’s screams for about 10 minutes before they intervened.
He said they attempted to stop the attack but couldn’t access her property without endangering themselves.
“I was contemplating jumping the fence and getting in there to rescue her but obviously there were two rottweilers in there … I would have been ripped apart,” he told the ABC.
“All I could really do was watch this girl get mauled apart while I was smacking the fence with a bat … while (another neighbour) was hosing the dog.”
Speaking to 7News, Mr Spencer said he pleaded with police to shoot the dog.
“I said you need to get your gun out and shoot this dog, it’s going to kill her,” he said.
While he wasn’t able to stop the attack, he conceded that the did “everything I possibly could”.
“The other rottweiler was jumping up the fence at me,” he said.
“I kept screaming at it and smacking the fence.”
Officers attempted to taser the dogs, before they were forced to shoot, leaving one of the animals in a significant condition.
The dogs were later seized by the City of Cockburn, with the injured dog euthanised due to his injuries.
Ms Piil’s Facebook page is filled with photos of her pet dogs plastered on her Facebook page.
One photo from 2019 showed Ms Piil cuddling a rottweiler, however it can’t be confirmed whether it was the same dog involved in the attack.
Outside Ms Piil’s front door there was a sign which read: “Beware of the rottweiler”.
While rottweilers aren’t considered restricted breeds in Australia, they can be prone to aggression. Male dogs can also weigh up to 50-60kg.
Two days after the attack in WA, a man was hospitalised after he was attack by two rottweiler dogs in Sydney’s west on Monday morning.
There has been one fatal rottweiler attack in NSW this year, involving a five-week-old baby.