Dramatic twist in why a young mum was savagely mauled to death by a pack of pit bulls at a suburban home as it’s revealed she was minding the dogs
- Three crossbred pit bull terriers launched a deadly savage attack on the mother
- Council officers in Maryborough, Queensland, trapped the dogs in a shed
- They were put down by authorities after the owners finally gave the go-ahead
- Amanda Carmichael, 41, suffered critical injuries to her head, chest and left arm
The three savage crossbred dogs that mercilessly attacked and killed a Queensland mother who was minding them have been put down by authorities.
Amanda Carmichael was visiting a home in Maryborough, in Queensland’s Fraser Coast region, about 9am on Tuesday when the unregistered pit bull terriers attacked her.
Ms Carmichael, 41, was a beloved mother and well-liked member of her community.
Maryborough Patrol Group Acting Inspector Wade Lee told reporters at the scene Ms Carmichael suffered critical injuries to her neck, chest and arm during the attack.
Amanda Carmichael (pictured) was visiting a home in Maryborough, in Queensland’s Fraser Coast region, about 9am on Tuesday when the pit bull terriers attacked her
Others were present at the home and called emergency services, but Ms Carmichael died at the scene.
On Wednesday, council officers confirmed they had seized the beasts and later put them down after the owner formally surrendered them.
Fraser Coast Mayor George Seymour has offered his condolences to Ms Carmichael’s family and friends.
‘This is a tragic event that is now subject to a police investigation and until the coronial inquest has been undertaken, we cannot comment on the circumstances surrounding the incident,’ he said in a statement.
‘The dogs were unregistered.’
Ms Carmichael was a beloved mother and well-liked member of her community
Police said Ms Carmichael was well known and well liked in the Maryborough community, and her death is being treated as a tragic accident. A report will be prepared for the coroner.
One woman who knew Ms Carmichael described her as a ‘beautiful, darling friend’ who will be ‘missed ever so dearly’.
David Kindelan, a friend of Ms Carmichael, told The Chronicle she had endured a ‘troubled few years’ but was always friendly and good company.
The dogs had been trapped in a shed on the property by the time emergency personnel arrived.
It is understood they did not permanently live at the home where the tragedy occurred.
One of the dogs which mauled the woman to death on Tuesday morning
The animals have been removed from the Maryborough home by officers from the Fraser Coast Regional Council
The woman, believed to be aged in her late 30s or early 40s, was visiting the property when she was attacked