A woman has been attacked by her pet pit bull and lost almost both of her arms as a result.
Anne Murray was at her home in Wilton, Connecticut when the dog brutally attacked her on Monday.
Police were alerted when a passing motorist spotted the dog wandering down Range Road unattended just before noon.
The female passerby got out of her car to get the dog but it allegedly began acting aggressively so she got back inside.
The Hartford Courant reports that a second motorist helped her get the dog back towards its owner’s driveway, and that is when they heard Ms Murray calling for help from beneath her car.
Ms Murray, 65, had hidden underneath the vehicle to protect herself from the animal.
One of the good Samaritans called the police and Captain John Lynch ruled that the animal was an immediate threat.
He then shot and killed the dog, according to The CT Post.
A picture of the dog’s collar shows that it was named Tux, but its age and specific breed have not been released.
Police spokesman Donald Wakeman said that the dog’s corpse will be tested for rabies.
Ms Murray lost one arm entirely and the portion of her other arm below the elbow in the attack.
She also has serious injuries and grave wounds all over her body, with bites from her legs up to the side of her head.
She was taken to Norwalk Hospital and is said to be in stable condition.
This was not the first time that the authorities had heard about this particular dog, as The Courant reports that Wilton’s animal control department had two complaints about the dog wandering off Ms Murray’s property.