( Madison Twp ) - A woman is dead after being attacked by her daughter's dog on Monday afternoon.

Around 1pm, a neighbor called 911 saying that a woman in the backyard of a house in the 4700 block of Eck Road was being attacked by a dog. When first responders arrived, they found 59-year-old Cindy Whisman dead. Butler County Sheriff's deputies say Whisman had multiple bites around her face, neck, and body.

Family members say the dog is a pit bull that belongs to Whisman's daughter, Julie. Julie Whisman told Fox19 that the dog has never bitten anyone before.

The dog is now with the humane society. Family members can get the dog back if they want, pending a hearing and a judge's ruling.