Woman Mauled To Death By Dog She Adopted Two Weeks Earlier

Robin Conway was found by police after being killed by her dog.

Columbia, MD A 64-year-old woman was killed by a dog on Monday that she had rescued two weeks earlier.

A family member reported finding Robin Conway injured in her backyard at about 7:20 p.m. Sept. 3.

The family member called 911 and tied the dog to a fence.

Police and paramedics arrived and pronounced Conway dead at the scene with significant injuries, according to WBAL-TV.

When police arrived, the dog was still tied to the fence. The dog was lunging on the leash and had to be subdued by an animal control officer.

The dog, identified as a pit bull, was then euthanized. The necropsy was to be performed on the dog to see if it had rabies or any other medical issues.

There had been no other calls to animal control about the dog, according to WBAL. The only information the police had about the adoption was that it was from out of state.

My sister was an animal person. My sister was a caring person. When we went to make service arrangements, the person said, wow, she had hundreds, and hundreds, and hundreds of friends, Conway's sister Susan LeClair said, according to WTTG-TV. Robin gave her time and gave herself to the animals. She was wonderful.

LeClair said her sister owned pit-bull mix breeds in the past. She said that one dog shouldnt cast a bad light on pit bulls.

They were pit-bull mixes, not pure breed, LeClair told WTTG. They were great. I have friends who have been owners of pit-bull mixes and they were great so there was something wrong, obviously, with this particular dog that is not to be taken as something to be held against all pit bulls or pit-bull mixes because there are some lovely ones out there.

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Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

I agree that not all pits should be considered bad, but she looked way too old to be trying to take care of a stray pit by herself.

Propolice
Propolice

64 is not too old to adopt a dog, any dog. This particular dog must have had issues that werent diagnosed by the shelter. Im not placing blame on them as most likely the previous owners were responsible for the pups aggression. Im very happy to hear that the womans family is not placing blame on all pits. So sorry this happened, God Bless

RIDGERUNNER
RIDGERUNNER

I understand that those who love pit bulls always defend the dogs when something like this happens but in my state you better have them on a leash or face a heavy fine and there is a reason for that. My neighbor who is a pastor at a local church walked out to start his car one winter morning and as he came around the side of his house, 3 pit bulls whose owner was in town from out of state and visiting another neighbor let his pits out to do their job when they saw the pastor outside. All 3 dogs attacked the pastor. One dog was jumping to try to get the pastors throat and the other 2 were tearing his leg up. The pastor was in critical condition after the attack. All 3 dogs had to be euthanized . The dogs owner went to jail plus a heavy fine and a law suit. The noise of the attack got my attention and I witnessed that one dog doing it's best to reach the pastors throat. The police said the only thing that protected the pastor from having his throat ripped open was because he was so tall and able to keep the dog down. Sorry, but I have seen how horribly vicious those dogs are and I don't want one anywhere near me. Because of that horrid attack, my city laid down some of the toughest pit bull dog laws in the state.

lmr111702
lmr111702

How did this dog maul her to death if it was tied to a fence?????

angeljako
angeljako

Start fining and arresting animal abusers instead of banning breeds. You'll see the dog attack statistics go down guaranteed. Behind every dog attack, there's an (ex-)owner who does not know what they're doing, abusing/neglecting the dog, or even worse, intentionally train the dog to be aggressive.