An Australian woman who was savagely mauled by her dogs has been given an ultimatum by a government authority.
The mauling took place at her home in the South Perth suburb of Success and has left the Aussie with serious bite wounds and subsequent bacterial infections.
A spokesperson for the Western Australia police said: “Due to the extremely aggressive nature of the dogs, and the ongoing risk to human life, a police firearm was discharged to stop the attack.”
Over the last month, the City of Cockburn has been conducting an investigation into Piil’s second dog, Harlem.
Michael Emery, head of community safety and ranger services for the City of Cockburn, said Harlem remains in care at a local pound.
Speaking to The West Australian, he said: “Ms Piil, or her delegate, has until Saturday to comply with the State’s keeping of dangerous dog requirements.
“If Ms Piil cannot comply, the City will have no option but to euthanise the dog, following any appeal period.”
As per the MailOnline, Emery said that the pooch owner can save her companion from being put down. However, she must follow strict requirements around his handling.
These include muzzling Harlem and keeping him in a ‘securely enclosed’ area away from children.
Following the attack, the family of Piil has set up a GoFundMe page, claiming that ‘100 percent of donations will go directly to help pay off Kita’s upcoming surgeries and rehabilitation fees’.
The description of the fundraiser continues to say that the family have been having a ‘very tough time’ and wants their loved one’s story to ‘get out there when she’s ready’.
“She loved and adored her dogs, and her friends and family have witnessed how much they loved her too,” it continues.
“Unfortunately she got caught in a crossfire calming her dogs down due to an incident within the neighbourhood. There’s more to this story…
“We know that times are tough and we appreciate any donation to get her through this difficult time.”
An update on 28 September claims that Piil is currently ‘fighting to keep her arm and life’ and because she ‘didn’t brush her dog’s teeth', it is creating ‘ongoing serious complications’.
“The rehabilitation journey ahead will be painful, long and costly. We would like to thank every single person who has donated, we have been extremely moved by your kindness and generous support," the update concluded.
"Words cannot express how thankful we truly are."
At the time of writing, the Perth woman’s fundraiser sits at $18,515 AUD (£9,637.15) with 121 separate donations.Featured Image Credit: Facebook/GoFundMe