Court records show Zachary Gross, 30, kicked and punched the woman for over an hour, then he ripped off nearly 70 percent of her scalp.
Investigators say Gross then urged his dog to attack the woman. It bit off about half of her ear.
“Nobody should have to go through that,” the victim’s mother told WLWT-TV. “Mostly angry that this happened to her that she had to go through what she went through.”
After the violent attack, say police, Gross forced his ex-girlfriend to look at herself in the mirror. Then he drove the woman and dropped her off on her mother’s street.
They rushed her to University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
“All kinds of things were going through my head. Is she going to live? What’s really wrong with her? I didn’t really know anything except it was my daughter and she was in bad shape,” recalled the mother.
The woman has undergone three surgeries to try to repair her scalp, but her family fears she will never be able to grow hair again
Gross is facing charges of domestic violence, assault and harboring a vicious animal.