The shark bite victim has been identified as Sally Fletcher.
The woman, who was born in New York City, was a young woman who lived in Florida, said her mother, Diane Fletcher, on Monday.
She was a very loving, caring woman who loved animals, said Diane Fletcher.
She would always say, ‘Let me do my part, I’m doing my part.’
She would go to work at a fish farm.
And her husband, John Fletcher, who lives in the Bahamas, would do the same.
Diane Fletcher said the two had been together for 15 years and they were together for about six months prior to her being attacked by the same shark that attacked her.
She said they had been to a nearby park, where the couple and their daughter were visiting, to spend the day.
They returned to their hotel about 8 p.m.
Diane said they heard loud banging on the door.
“We went out to investigate, and we saw this shark.
It was about 6 feet long and very, very aggressive,” Diane said.
“And she started biting.
And I just said, ‘Oh my god, I’ve never seen anything like that.’
And I turned to my husband and said, you know what?
This is really scary.”
The Fletcher’s dog, a small brown terrier named Tippy, was bitten.
Diane told ABC News she has never seen a dog bite that bad before.
“She had a great heart,” Diane Fletcher told ABC.
“It’s a tough world out there.
You know, I know she was just trying to be the good mother.
But she could have been the worst thing in the world.”
The dog was taken to the Animal Care and Control Department in Palm Beach County, where it was euthanized.
Diane and John Fletcher did not have any pets, Diane said, but she is considering getting a puppy.
The couple said that they are not thinking about filing a lawsuit against the man who attacked the dog.
Diane is now going to move back to New York, where she said she is working at a pet shop.
She has been told that she will receive treatment for shark bites for the rest of her life.
The man who hit Sally was identified as James Fletcher, 54, of Florida.
The police were called at 8:55 p.ms.
Tuesday to a residential home in New Hyde Park, a city about 40 miles east of Palm Beach.
A police spokeswoman said they responded to a call about a man who was allegedly assaulting a female in her home.
She told ABC affiliate WFLA that the woman called police when Fletcher and the dog attacked.
“The victim was taken by the woman’s pet to the animal hospital where she received non-life threatening injuries,” WFLa said.
Fletcher’s lawyer, Steven A. Miller, told ABCNews.com that he has been contacted by Sally’s mother.
“I know she’s very distraught, but I have not spoken to her in weeks,” Miller said.
The attorney said the woman was trying to protect her daughter.
“What happened to her daughter is absolutely horrible,” Miller told ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
“It would be like if somebody killed their own child, and then she came back to their house and they had a shark bite on her.”
Diane said she was surprised to learn that the attack happened on a day she had been enjoying visiting friends in New Jersey.
“My heart just broke,” Diane told “Good Sunday.”
“The first thing I thought was, I want to go home.
I want her to come home.”