UPDATES: Dog sitter mauled to death by pit bulls in North Carolina
Dog sitter, 46, is mauled to death by two pit bulls she was looking after at her home when she let them into her backyard and they dragged her out with them while her son was asleep upstairs
- Police found a woman dead at her Greensboro home with her son waiting inside
- Officers shot one of the dogs at the scene when they arrived, reports said
- It was not clear who owned the animals with police yet to press charges
Trena Peed, 46, has been mauled to death by a pair of pit bulls she was dog sitting in a brutal attack
Mom of North Carolina, 46, was mauled to death in a brutal attack at her own home by a pair of pit bulls she was dog sitting.
Trena Peed, who recently lost two sons in car crashes two years apart, was letting her dogs out early on Thursday at 2am when they dragged her out with them into the backyard.
The neighbors reported hearing screams that same night.
Peed’s son was inside the home at the time of the attack, and awoke to find out his mother was dead.
‘It’s dark. All I hear is her yelling and her dogs over there attacking her,’ one neighbor said.
Peed’s son was inside the home at the time of the attack, and awoke to find that his mother was dead.
Police who responded to the calls found the woman dead at her Greensboro home.
‘Early this morning, my mom was tragically taken away from us by a vicious attack from dogs,’ said the woman’s daughter, Waynesha Peed, adding: ‘My siblings, grandmother, family, & I are heartbroken at her sudden passing.’
File photo: It was not clear who the owner of the pit bulls was following the incident, and the police have not yet filed any charges. Officers shot one of the dogs at the scene
Officers shot one of the dogs at the scene, reports said, while the other is now in the possession of animal control and in quarantine.
It was not clear who the owner of the animals was following the incident, and the police have not yet filed any charges.
‘Whoever the owner is, they need to come forward because they say they love my daughter. This is not showing love for her right now,’ mother Helen Harris told WFMY.
Harris had told her to stop looking after the two pit bulls only days earlier, she said.
‘It’s terrible. She got mauled to death. That’s terrible,’ said Peed’s neighbour. ‘We were real good friends. Her and my wife talked together a lot. We were just friends. It’s terrible, even if I didn’t know her at all, I don’t care who it was.’
“By her faith, she always had a smile on her face that could light up any room, loved to laugh, cook, enjoy life & had a heart of gold.”
The family is appealing for donations to help bring the woman home to bury her in Virginia, setting up a GoFundMe Page.