MADISON TOWNSHIP, OHIO (PIX11) — As her 2-year-old grandson watched in horror, a grandmother was mauled to death by the family’s pet dog.
59-year-old Cindy Whisman was babysitting the toddler in the backyard of a home in Madison Township, Ohio when the dog, identified by family members as a pit bull, suddenly attacked, biting her on the face, neck and body.
A neighbor, Wayne Walker, was able to fight off the dog with his walking stick while another neighbor called 911, reported WCPO.
Julie Whisman, the owner of the animal, and the daughter of the dead woman, said the dog never exhibited aggressive behavior in the past.
“It just doesn’t add up,” she said. “My son could sit on him, lay on him.”
Now officials need to decide what will happen to the dog. It’s being held in quarantine pending a court hearing. If the family decides it doesn’t want to keep the dog, it will be euthanized, according to the Butler County Sheriff’s office.