The mother of a lady who was killed at home by her own beloved dog claims that two weeks before her passing, she had forewarned her daughter that “something horrible was about to happen.”
Mother-of-two Rocco, an American Bully XL, “went wild in the severe heat” and murdered Joanne Robinson, 43, in July.
She passed away at the site of the assault in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, while Jamie Stead, her boyfriend, suffered injuries to his hands, stomach, and face while attempting to remove the animal from her.
Dot, Joanne’s mother in Wath-upon-Dearne, South Yorkshire, claimed that their other dogs Lola and Rocco had previously battled, and she had advised her daughter to “get rid of one of them.”
Dot has said that the family, including Dillon, 24, and Elle, 19, the children of Joanne, are “in pieces” and “not coping” with the devastating loss.
She demanded a stop to “these horror killings” in a statement to the Mirror because “too many people are being murdered” by dogs.
The 67-year-old said that something needed to be done, but insisted that her daughter wouldn’t have held Rocco, who was on the list of permitted dog breeds, responsible.
She said to the newspaper, “I’ve never seen a dog as large as Rocco; he had begun fighting with their other dog Lola and I asked her to get rid of one of them.”
She loved the puppy and said, “I can’t give up on him mom,” despite my warnings about what would happen.
Dot said her daughter Jo was “beautiful inside and out,” a “jewel” who was loved, and that she always took in stray animals.
However, she wants to see action and believes that the government should take stronger action against breeders and reinstate dog licenses for larger breeds.
She said that while her daughter made every effort, her 18-month-old dog was just too large and powerful.
Dot said Joanne spent £4000 to a dog breeder for Rocco and that she “fell in love” with him despite the fact that he was fighting with other puppies in a cage when she first saw him.
She said that in August of last year and again at Christmas, her daughter’s two dogs had fought.
Dot said that they had to separate them and keep them apart, adding that Joanne had intended to get the aid of a dog behaviorist.
Dot verified that both dogs had been put to death.
I don’t know why they suddenly snapped, the grandma had earlier said. I can only assume that they became crazy due to the intense heat. It must have angered them.
After a ‘beautiful and humorous’ grandma was killed by five American bulldogs last week in a separate incident, she has spoken out once again.
Ann Dunn, 65, passed away on Monday night at a dog breeding facility in Liverpool after being attacked by “several” canines that Merseyside Police identified as American Bulldog breed dogs.
Later, police removed five dogs from the premises and “humanely exterminated” them.
Around 4.25 pm on Monday, Ms. Dunn was assaulted inside her house on St. Brigid’s Crescent in Vauxhall.
When she failed to show up to pick up her grandson from school, her family realized something was wrong and phoned for help.
The home where Ms. Dunn passed away was advertised online as a dog breeding facility.
The company’s website has images of various canines that are listed for sale with quotations accessible upon request.
The kind of dog that was discovered in the house, an American bulldog, is not one of the four that are now prohibited in the UK.
A 31-year-old man has been released on conditional bail awaiting more investigation after being detained on suspicion of keeping a dog that is dangerously out of control.
According to Merseyside Police, Ms. Dunn’s cause of death will be determined by a post-mortem examination.