Mother mauled to death by family dog that previously saved her life during violent home invasion

By Mason White 10:06 AM October 27, 2017
Tania Klemke
Tania Klemke
By: Mason White

(Scroll down for video) A woman was mauled to death by the dog she and her son loved.

Police in Australia were called to a home by neighbors who heard desperate screams for help.

When the police arrived, they found a man lying in the backyard with injuries to his leg.

The man told the police to go inside the house as the dog ran after a woman when she tried to save him from being attacked.

Officers found Tania Klemke, 40, lying inside the home with severe injuries after she was mauled by the pitbull.

While officers provided first aid to the woman, the dog attacked them, forcing them to shoot it. The dog died at the scene.

Friends said that Klemke knew the dog was dangerous but she could not get rid of it because it was once “took a bullet for her” during a violent home invasion.

During that incident earlier this year, a group of armed men stormed her home and assaulted Klemke and the man who was with her.

Shots were fired during the break-in and the dog saved her by taking the bullet. The red nose pitbull named Simba was hit in the ear.

Klemke reportedly sent text messages to her friends after the incident, calling the dog her best friend and said that her pet “took a bullet for us.”

Two months ago, a person needed 42 stitches after being attacked and bitten by the same pitbull.

ACT (Australian Capital Territory) City Services Minister Meegan Fitzharris confirmed that rangers and police were called to the property two months ago to deal with the animal.

Police were also forced to draw their weapons on the dog on that occasion, but they allowed the dog to remain on the property.

Sadly, this time, the pitbull killed its owner and injured her male friend who is recovering at a hospital.