Photos show a mother-of-two who was killed by her pet American Bully XL dog as her boyfriend suffered grave wounds.
Locally known as Joanne Robinson, the victim passed away at the scene of the incident at a home in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, on Friday night.
The dog, named Rocco, which is on the list of permitted dog breeds, is believed to have been owned by the 43-year-old who assaulted the woman at approximately 10 p.m.
She is reportedly the third victim of a lawful breed that has already claimed the lives of two infants.
As he attempted to save her and remove the animal from her, her companion, 42-year-old Jamie Stead, suffered wounds to his hands, stomach, and face.
Dotty Robinson, Joanne’s mom, said the family is still in utter disbelief at her passing.
She remarked that she wants everyone to know how much she was adored. She was raised in this village from birth. Everyone who knows her adores her.
She revealed that two of Joanne and her partner’s dogs, a Bully XL named Lola and Rocco, who was about two years old, had been killed.
On the metal railings outside the house, floral tributes have been left, and the neighbors have expressed their grief and disbelief.
To their darling angel up above, according to one heartbreaking statement. They won’t ever forget her. Love forever.
It’s just awful, said neighbor and retired miner John Allerton, 69.
He is devastated, a buddy said. She was a beautiful woman. They are a beautiful family.
Two canines were removed by the police. He can promise that the dogs were handled nicely, one man who claimed to be the couple’s son remarked.
Police confirmed in March that Bella-Rae Birch, a 17-month-old girl, was murdered by a Bully XL dog in her own home, one of several cases involving the breed.
A week after they had purchased the dog, according to the police, the youngster was assaulted at her family’s St Helens, Merseyside, home.
Additionally, a Bully XL was said to have brutally attacked and killed Welsh schoolboy Jack Lis last year.
The mother has received floral tributes, and the neighbors have described her as a “beautiful person.”
Outside the house where the pair resided, there are cards and flowers, along with a letter from her kids Elle, 24, and Dillon, 19, saying, “Mum, I love and miss you.”
Two dogs have been taken from the premises, according to South Yorkshire Police, yet none of them is on the list of prohibited breeds.
According to the force, neither are ‘prohibited breeds’ as defined by the Dangerous Dogs Act of 1991.
They were called to a property on Masefield Road in West Melton at approximately 10.15 last night by a member of the public reporting a dog had assaulted himself and a woman, as per a statement from the force.
Cops and a Yorkshire Ambulance [Service] team arrived and discovered a 42-year-old guy with wounds to his other hand, face, abdomen, and perhaps his life. He was sent to the hospital for more care.
The 43-year-old victim of the deadly bite was tragically declared dead at the spot despite the attempts of the rescue personnel.
The dog and another dog on the premises were restrained by cops with specialized training. Neither dog belonged to a prohibited breed.
The American Bully XL is a huge breed, with males standing between 51 cm and beyond, according to the website of the UK Bully Kennel Club.
The Club claims that despite its size, the XL is widely regarded for its graceful demeanor and caring disposition in addition to its enormous stature.
It is a relatively new species that first appeared in the 1980s, and because of its unusual form, height, and caring temperament, its popularity is only expected to increase.
The RSPCA connects the rise in puppy purchases in Britain during Covid to a spike in deadly dog attacks.
Dog and cat behavior group reports indicate a 54% rise in dog assaults between 2020 and 2021.