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‘Torment’: Dog attack victim breaks silence

A young woman who was viciously attacked by her pet Rottweilers has broken her silence.
Nikita Piil, 31, has broken her silence.

A young woman who was viciously attacked by her pet Rottweilers has broken her silence.

Nikita Piil, 31, almost lost an arm and suffered severe head and leg injuries after she was mauled by her two dogs, Bronx and Harlem, at her Success home, Perth on September 16.

Seven-year-old Bronx was shot by attending police officers after attempts to taser the dog failed. He was later euthanised at a veterinary hospital.

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A young woman who was viciously attacked by her pet Rottweilers has broken her silence.
Nikita Piil, 31, has broken her silence.
Nikita Piil, 31, almost died after her two dogs, Harlem and Bronx, mauled her at her home
She almost died after her two dogs, Harlem and Bronx, mauled her at her home

Harlem, her surviving dog, was put down days later after being deemed a “dangerous dog”.

Months on from the incident, Ms Piil has opened up about the event.

“My existence is forever altered, irrevocably changed in your absence, I’m broken. Harlem & Bronx,” she wrote on social media.

“No words can aptly capture the torment that engulfs my heart.

“Harlem & Bronx - you made life, worth living. I will never stop loving you.”

Ms Piil’s family said the mauling occurred after the 31-year-old got “caught in a crossfire” trying to settle her two pets.

Nikita Piil, 31, almost died after her two dogs, Harlem and Bronx, mauled her at her home
“My existence is forever altered,” she wrote.
Nikita Piil, 31, almost died after her two dogs, Harlem and Bronx, mauled her at her home in Perth
“No words can aptly capture the torment that engulfs my heart,” she wrote.

“She loved and adored her dogs, and her friends and family have witnessed how much they loved her too,” they said in a statement published to GoFundMe.

On September 28, the family said Ms Piil had already undergone five surgeries “with countless more on the horizon as she continues to fight to keep her arm and life”.

Family members also revealed bacteria from the dogs’ mouths had caused “ongoing serious complications” for the 31-year-old.

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