(NEW YORK POST) – A Maryland woman was mauled to death by a pit bull she’d adopted only two weeks before, according to local reports.
Robin Conway, 64, gave the pup a home and “was in love with [the] dog,” her sister, Susan LeClair, told WMAR-TV.
“She is in love with animals,” LeClair said. “The dog, apparently, went after her.”
Conway had taken the pooch out for a walk Monday evening but her husband began to worry when it started to get dark and she still hadn’t returned.
He went out to the back yard and that’s where he found the pit bull, standing over his wife’s body, police said.
Conway’s husband was able to tie the raging dog to a fence post, and authorities said that when they arrived, he was still “lunging and barking.” The dog was later euthanized.
“My sister was an animal person. My sister was a caring person. When we went to make service arrangements, the person said, ‘Wow, she had hundreds, and hundreds, and hundreds of friends,’” LeClair told FOX 5. “Robin gave her time and gave herself to the animals. She was wonderful.”
Conway had adopted pit bull mixes in the past, and her sister said the actions of one dog shouldn’t determine the outlook on a whole breed.
“They have been lovely, lovely dogs. It was obviously something wrong with this dog, but that’s not to be construed as all pit bulls are bad and I know Robin wouldn’t want that,” LeClair said.
Authorities said they don’t have any information about the dog’s adoption other than it was out of state.
They are still working to determine Conway’s exact cause of death and are looking into whether the dog had rabies.