A 64-year-old woman in Maryland died after being attacked by a pit bull dog she had adopted two weeks earlier. The animal attacked her in the courtyard of her house. A relative found Robin Conway injured in her yard "with the dog on top of her," according to Howard County Police documents. The relative tied the dog to a fence and called 911.
“She loved animals, all kinds of animals. I was in love with that dog,”her sister, Susan LeClair, told WFTS. Relatives reported that Conway was out walking the dog that afternoon and they were concerned to see that he was not returning home. So they went out into the yard and found her. "Apparently the dog chased her," her sister said. "I was dead."
Upon arrival, authorities found Conway seriously injured. “The dog, which was still tied to the fence, was barking and pulling on its leash and had to be calmed down and then euthanized by officers from the animal control department.
An autopsy is still pending and an investigation will be conducted into whether the dog had rabies, according to reports. Even though the pit bull killed his sister, LeClair says the family does not blame that specific breed of dog and asked that others also not stereotype it as a type of violent animal.
"Obviously something was wrong with this dog but you shouldn't think that all pit bulls are bad and I know Robin didn't want it to be that way," LeClair added to the local television channel. Authorities had minimal information about the dog's adoption process but said in a statement that the pet had been adopted from another state.