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Chilling posts before vicious dog attack

Assignment Freelance Picture Nikita Piil's two rottweiler dogs Bronx and Harlem. Picture: Facebook
Nikita Piil was mauled by her dogs. Picture: Facebook

A woman mauled by her two dogs lovingly gushed about her beloved pooches online sharing photos and videos before the vicious attack.

Nikita Piil, 31, was attacked by her two rottweiler dogs, Bronx and Harlem, at her Perth home on Saturday.

She was rushed to Royal Perth Hospital and was due to undergo surgery to save her arm this week.

It remains unclear what prompted the dogs to attack their owner.

Nikita Piil has been mauled by her dogs. Picture: Facebook
Nikita Piil has been mauled by her dogs. Picture: Facebook


Ms Piil has been a lover of rottweilers for many years.

She’s posted multiple photos and videos on her Facebook profile, including one of the dogs sitting next to dug-up artificial turf.

“My babies” Ms Piil captioned the photo alongside a black heart in 2020 on Facebook.

Assignment Freelance Picture Nikita Piil's two rottweiler dogs Bronx and Harlem. Picture: Facebook
Bronx and Harlem had ripped up some turf. Picture: Facebook
Assignment Freelance Picture Nikita Piil's two rottweiler dogs Bronx and Harlem. Picture: Facebook
The dogs regularly went to the beach with their owner. Picture: Facebook

She lovingly captioned a photo of her dogs relaxed on the couch in June.

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“My little kangaroo,” she wrote.

She even reshared content from the breeder where she bought her dog Harlem expressing love for the breed.

Assignment Freelance Picture Nikita Piil's two rottweiler dogs Bronx and Harlem. Picture: Facebook
Ms Piil called her dog ‘my little kangaroo’. Picture: Facebook

“Want them all. Always breeding the most beautiful babies,” Ms Piil captioned the video.

Ms Piil’s delight at bringing Bronx home as a puppy in September 2016 was palpable, with an adoring post showing him off to friends and family.

“Baby Bronx is finally home! So incredibly in love with this little sleepyhead. Life is complete. #Rottweilerpuppy #mummysboy,’ she captioned the photo.

Assignment Freelance Picture Nikita Piil's two rottweiler dogs Bronx and Harlem. Picture: Facebook
Bronx and Harlem were a big part of Ms Piil’s life. Picture: Facebook

A year later, Ms Piil paid tribute to Bronx on his first birthday.

“I couldn’t ask for a more incredible, cheeky, loyal, intelligent and protective little mate. You’re my whole world,” she wrote in 2017.

“Happy 1st Birthday to my baby, Bronx!”

Ms Piil’s obsession with her dogs led to tragedy when she was taken to hospital after she suffered serious injuries to her arms and leg following the mauling.

Her painful screams echoed through the street, alerting those nearby to the nightmare that was unfolding.

Despite neighbours attempting to stop the brutal attack, the dogs continued to maul the woman until police intervened.

Assignment Freelance Picture Nikita Piil's two rottweiler dogs Bronx and Harlem. Picture: Facebook
Ms Piil has shared a lot of photos of her beloved pooches. Picture: Facebook

Neighbour Bryn Spencer said was unable to save Ms Piil because he feared for his own life.

“I was contemplating jumping the fence and getting in there to rescue her but obviously there were two rottweilers in there … I would have been ripped apart,” he told the ABC.

“All I could really do was watch this girl get mauled apart while I was smacking the fence with a bat … while (another neighbour) was hosing the dog.”

Officers were forced to shoot after tasers failed, seriously injuring one of the dogs.

The dogs were later seized by the City of Cockburn, with the injured dog euthanised due to his injuries.