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Family Dogs Kill 2 Tennessee Children, Injure Mom Who Tried to Stop Mauling, Family Says

Despite her sacrifice, the youngsters died at the scene. She has been hospitalised, fighting for her life.When the mother saw her kids being attacked by the pit bulls, she quickly dashed to the scene and intervened, offering to be bitten by the bloodthirsty hounds instead.The family acquired the dogs eight years ago, hoping they would play a role in protecting them, especially the children.

"I can promise you those children were her world, and if there was any inkling of danger, she would have never had those dogs near her kids, those children were everything to them, and they just have a really long journey ahead."

She put her body on top of Lilly's to try and protect her after the attack started," Bennard's husband's uncle, Jeff Gibson, told USABoth [dogs] started attacking her while she lay on Lilly."The Oct. 5 attack lasted 10 minutes.According to the Shelby County Sheriff's Office, the children died at the scene. Bennard was taken to a local hospital where she is in stable condition.

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