'She was an animal lover': Woman who died after being attacked by two Rottweilers was trying to pet them
'She knew how to brighten a day when it was dull. I'm thinking of her family and friends,' said the victim Marie Stevens' friend
NETHERTON, UK: A 40-year-old woman who lost her life after being fatally attacked by two rottweilers is being remembered as a “big animal lover” and “the kindest, most loving lady.”
Marie Stevens was viciously bitten by the animals on August 18 on Park Lane West, in Netherton, as she "tried to stroke" them, Liverpool Echo reported.
Despite receiving initial medical care, she died on September 3 at her home in Brighton-le-Sands, in Merseyside.
Who was Marie Stevens?
Stevens was an employee at a care home and also owned a chocolate labrador, whom she made a guest of honor at her wedding.
Authorities have reportedly said that she died due to a pulmonary embolism.
Merseyside Police’s spokesperson stated, “Just after 9.10 am on Sunday, September 3, police were called by the North West Ambulance Service to Ms Stevens’ home on Holden Road, in Brighton-le-Sands to a report she had collapsed and sadly died at home.”
‘She used to make me smile’
As per a friend of hers, as reported by the Daily Mail, “She really loved her dog and animals in general. It is awful what has happened to her.”
Another pal, Lainey Dawson said, “I worked with Marie. Marie was such a joy she made everyone laugh with her cracking one-liners. She knew how to brighten a day when it was dull. I'm thinking of her family and friends.”
Jailea Sophia shared, “We worked together in a care home. Marie was a very bubbly and happy person. She used to make me smile and laugh every day at work asking me to wear my big fluffy coat on her breaks. I will miss her.”
“I am absolutely heartbroken Marie Campbell was the kindest, most loving lady I've ever met. I can't believe it,” Danielle X Twigg said while describing Stevens.
Twigg also mentioned, “Sending love to her partner and family. Devastating.”
Friend Hayley Palmer added, “Such a beautiful woman loved our time working together Rest forever Marie Campbell xxx.”
What happened to the rottweilers' owner?
Reports have said that the rottweilers were owned by a 68-year-old woman and a 41-year-old man.
Both of them have reportedly been taken into custody on suspicion of possessing dangerously out-of-control dogs in a public place.