A Pennsylvania woman was bitten to death in a dog attack. The victim was allegedly killed while feeding her neighbor’s dog who was out of town.
Kristin Potter, 38, went to a neighbor’s home in Center Township, Perry County. The mother of two had an agreement to feed the neighbor’s dogs – three Great Danes and a French bulldog. The woman is said to have fed the dogs beforehand and brought her young son with her.
While trying to feed the dogs, two of the Great Danes attacked Potter and mauled her to death. Her young son watched as his mother was attacked before running to get help.
Coroner Robert Ressler said: “He was present at the scene but I don’t think he was there much of it. As soon as he saw the dogs start attacking his mother, he ran across the street to call his brother 911.”
The third Great Dane and French Bulldog did not attack Potter.
Rescue workers and police arrived at the house but were unable to save Potter from the fatal dog attack. The police couldn’t reach Potter until animal control reached the house and calmed the attacking dogs.
The two Great Danes that beat Potter to death were euthanized by a vet.
The state police are investigating the dog attack death. State Trooper Kelly Abati said it has not yet been decided whether the dogs’ owner will be prosecuted.
The dogs’ owner said she was “heartbroken”.
Wendy Sabathne called“I’m in shock. I am incredulous and just want to die. I can’t believe this happened.”
Potter’s younger sister Jennifer Keefer narrated WGAL“Kristin just had a very nice personality. Being around her just makes you feel better. Talking to her just makes you feel better.”
“With all the tragedy that happened in her life, she still had a high level of faith in God,” Keefer explained. “She was just like that. She felt like there was a reason for everything.”
“You can talk to her about anything. She never judged you. She never judged anyone on anything,” Keefer said. “When in doubt, she agreed with everyone. She always wanted to make up with people. Even with people who have wronged her.”
“She was just adorable,” Keefer added. “Everyone loved her. She was my best friend.”
The American Kennel Club noted that Great Danes are “casual” but grow to an “imposing” height of 32 inches.
“Despite their sweet nature, Danes are vigilant house keepers,” the AKC said.
Between 1979 and 1998 it was only seven deadly dog attacks of Great Danes.
Earlier this month, a 65-year-old man was beaten to death by a pack of dogs in Alabama.
Last month, an 81-year-old Texas man was killed by a dog in San Antonio.
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