mum has opened up about how she begged her daughter to get rid of her dog just two weeks before it mauled her to death.Dot Robinson, 67, warned daughter Joanne Robinson, 43, "something bad" would happen if she didn't ditch American XL bulldog Rocco.
On July 15 - and two weeks after Dot's warning - 18-month-old Rocco pinned and mauled mum-of-two Joanne at her home in Rotherham, Yorkshire. READ MORE: Gran mauled to death by bulldogs 'treated in hospital for dog bites' year before killingHer frantic boyfriend of 22 years Jamie Stead desperately tried to fight the pet off his partner, reports the Mirror.He has undergone skin grafting for potentially life changing injuries to one hand and has suffered injuries to his other hand, abdomen and face.Dot, Jamie and Joanne's two children - Dillon, 24, and Elle, 19, - were "in bits" as they said their final farewells at Joanne's funeral.Dot said she'd never seen a dog as big as Rocco and grew concerned when she saw him fighting with Joanne's other pooch.
She told the Mirror: “I warned her what would happen but she adored that dog and said ‘I can’t give up on him mum!’”Joanne paid £4,000 for Rocco from a Doncaster-based breeder she saw advertised online.
According to Dot, she was sent to three different addresses when trying to buy the pooch. She was also told that the parent dog cost £45,000, which Dot didn't believe.Joanne, a carer for young people with Downs Syndrome, never saw the parents and told her mum the puppies were all fighting in a cage when she picked up Rocco.Read more on dailystar.co.uk