An elderly woman who had a severe asthma attack has hailed four mystery Mandurah girls for saving her life, moments after her dog was mauled at a Coodanup park.
Dianne Isgar, 75, was walking her two dogs Lilly and Bonny at Frasers Landing in Coodanup on April 30, before a large bull terrier, with no lead or collar, bounded towards them.
"I picked up Bonny and the huge dog jumped up and latched onto her stomach," she said.
"It was a killer dog. I just started screaming for help."
Ms Isgar said the owner, who was in his late 20s, ran over and started viciously beating his dog.
"He threw the dog to the ground and started kicking and punching it," she said.
"I know what the dog did was wrong, but you can't do that."
Ms Isgar said the owner fled the park when she became distracted.
A ten-year-old looked after me and the older man didn't even say sorry, or stay to help.Dianne Isgar
"Bonny was frightened and jumped from my arms. When I turned around he had left," she said.
"I had a severe asthma attack, I could barely walk or talk and was struggling to breathe, but the little girls came to my rescue."
Ms Isgar said the group of girls, ranging from four to 10 years old, were playing in the park and each played their part in helping her.
"One ran to get Bonny, the other ran to get the leash," she said.
I would like to give them a reward for their bravery and compassion.Dianne Isgar
"They all had little jobs. But, the eldest girl, she saved my life.
"She asked where my puffer was and grabbed my keys, running to the car to get it.
"She was so clever and calm, she even locked the door and offered to organise a lift.
"A 10-year-old looked after me and the older man didn't even say sorry, or stay to help."
Bonny is on the mend after undergoing surgery costing $660, but is not eating properly after the incident.
Ms Isgar said she wanted to personally thank and congratulate the girls.
"I would like to give them a reward for their bravery and compassion," she said.
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