Debbie Kline says she heard her mother, Patricia Murphy, scream Monday that the 6-year-old pit bull had bit her. She tells the News-Journal that it took her about 15 minutes to pull the dog off her mother.
Kline says her mother underwent surgery on her face and her mangled arm and will require plastic surgery. She was in critical condition Friday at Christiana Hospital, but Kline says it appears her mother will recover.
State Police say troopers had to shoot the dog, which is now being tested for rabies, and are continuing to investigate.
Information from: The News Journal of Wilmington, Del., http://www.delawareonline.com