A gran who suffered a horrific dog attack by her own family’s American bulldog has died.
Ray Walton, 72, was placed in an induced coma after being mauled for more than an hour by the 12-stone dog.
She lost an arm and faced having both legs amputated as medics battled to save her.
But she passed away three weeks later without regaining consciousness.
Her devastated family are now raising money for the air ambulance which rushed her to hospital after the attack.
A friend said: “Sadly Ray never regained consciousness after being put into the induced coma.
“But it is a blessing that she has passed on in some ways because she would never have enjoyed the quality of life she deserved. Her injuries were just too severe.”
Ray was babysitting for granddaughter Casey-Lee, eight, while her daughter Leah Joshua and son-in-law Ryan, of Goodwick, West Wales, were out.
The youngster had popped to a local play area when the dog called Rex, one of five owned by the couple, cornered Ray in the kitchen.
She fled to the back yard but the dog followed and launched itself at her. She slumped to the ground in agony as the dog mauled her, inflicting horrific injuries.
Ray was discovered seriously injured around an hour later by mechanic Ryan when he returned home from work.
Four police cars and an ambulance raced to the scene but the retired cleaner was so badly-injured she was taken to Morriston Hospital, near Swansea, by air ambulance.
A friend said at the time of the attack on August 10: “It was carnage. The poor woman is in a shocking state.
“She was airlifted to hospital but they couldn’t save her arm and they had to put her into a coma. It is utterly heart-breaking.
“The only blessing is that her granddaughter was out playing.”
Neighbours said they had been worried for some time about the dogs but Dyfed-Powys Police said “there were no concerns raised in relation to any dogs at this property prior to the incident”.
The force added that the dog – which was not a banned breed – was put down “in accordance with the family‘s wishes”.
Ray passed away on September 1. Her funeral will take place next Thursday.
A notice in the local paper reads: “Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, made payable to the ‘Wales Air Ambulance’.”
The police are still investigating the incident.
A spokesman for Dyfed-Powys Police said: “We can confirm that the 72-year-old woman who was taken to hospital following a dog attack in the Stop and Call area of Goodwick on August 10 died on September 1.
“Enquiries are ongoing and we would ask people not to speculate on the circumstances.”
Source: The Sun