The mum was found lying on the bathroom floor and lost both arms before she died in hospital.
A mother from Wisconsin in the US had her arms ripped apart by a pit bull while saving her four-year-old son from the dog and later died, her sister says.
She said, ‘I have no arms, and I’m dying,’” Ms Pingel’s sister, Shannon Pingel, told the Wausau Daily Herald.
Heather’s son was found sitting on a chair in the dining room with blood pouring from his leg.
Ms Pingel’s son, Damion, received 70 stitches to his leg after being bitten by the dog and was later released from the hospital.
The pit bull likely turned on her as she tried to shield the boy from further injuries.
Shane Bernarde, Ms Pingel’s boyfriend and the father of the injured boy, returned home to find the dog still attacking the mum in the bathroom. »