Wednesday, December 30, 2015

FORT ST. JOHN, BC CANADA - ROBIN ELGIE AND WENDY LEE BAKER OPENED THEIR FRONT DOOR ON CHRISTMAS DAY AND 2 PIT BULLS RUSHED INSIDE THEIR HOME AND WENT FOR THEIR CAT - THE CAT IS DEAD, BAKER SUSTAINED SERIOUS INJURIES, AND ELGIE WAS LIFE FLIGHTED TO EDMONTON WHERE THEY ARE TRYING TO SAVE BOTH HIS HANDS!!!


 A Fort St. John man is undergoing multiple surgeries in an Edmonton hospital to save his arms and hands following a vicious dog attack on Christmas Day, but is in positive spirits, friends and family say.
Robin Elgie and his girlfriend Wendy Lee Baker were attacked by A PAIR OF STRAY PIT BULLS   in the evening at their home in the Southridge Mobile Home Park.
Both sustained significant wounds from the attack, forcing Elgie, 66, to be transported to the University of Alberta Hospital for emergency surgery. Baker was treated at the hospital in Fort St. John.
Elgie was undergoing his fourth surgery Wednesday morning, his daughter Sheryl Elgie told the Alaska Highway News in an interview from Edmonton.
"Doctors are continually to having to remove the dead flesh and clean up the infection," she said."Until that is done and some healing starts to begin, they won't be able to tell if they have to amputate. 
They're trying to save his hands at this point, but they can't do any skin grafts and move forward until all of the dead tissue is removed and all of the infection is completely gone."
BC Emergency Health Services confirmed the attack, saying emergency crews were called to the home around 7 p.m. 
Fort St. John RCMP have not responded to multiple requests for comments.
Sheryl Elgie said Baker had opened the door to the couple's home to let their dog inside when the two dogs came charging in and "immediately went for their cat."
Both Robin and Baker tried to stop the dogs only to be attacked themselves. 
Baker managed to lock herself in a bedroom to call 911, while Robin continued to try to fend off the dogs. The cat was killed and their dog was unharmed.
Both Robin and Baker sustained multiple bites, though Robin sustained the worst of the injuries, including punctures to his legs, torso, hands, forearms and biceps, Elgie said.
"They literally tore his arms apart," she said.
Police officers arrived at the home and both dogs were reportedly shot, while Robin was quickly airlifted to Edmonton, Elgie said. It's unclear who owned the dogs, and RCMP have not followed up with Robin in the hospital, Elgie said.
Despite the attack, Robin remains in positive spirits. 
"He's more worried about everyone else going out of their way for him than himself the last few days," Elgie said.
"He's talking to people, he's able to have conversations on the phone, he's more coherent. He's in better spirits.
"He's obviously upset that it happened, he just doesn't understand how it happened or why it happened," she added. "His big worry is what if it happened to somebody else with children?"
Baker is recovering in Fort St. John and has not yet been able to travel to Edmonton. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It happened because pit bulls are insane animals. What other animal comes into your house, kills your pet cat, attacks you and your partner, putting you both in the hospital for no reason?

Hopefully this man does not lose his hands. And nutters wonder why WE WANT BSL! It's to protect innocent people from maulers. Is it that hard to understand?