Fort St. John man in ‘good spirits’ recovering from dog attack

The campaign, started on Dec. 29, has earned over $20,000 so far. [Credit: GoFundMe, screen capture by Energetic City]The campaign, started on Dec. 29, has earned over $20,000 so far. [Credit: GoFundMe, screen capture by Energetic City]

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — A week and a half has passed since a dog attack on Christmas Day left a Fort St. John couple with devastating injuries. One of the victims, Robin Elgie, is facing the road to recovery with good spirits as he undergoes multiple surgeries, fighting to save what is left of his arms.

He is in hospital in Edmonton, where he was airlifted following the attack, and is scheduled to undergo his fifth and sixth surgeries today and tomorrow.

His partner, Lee, was released from hospital shortly after the attack. However, she is recovering at home and can’t travel to be with Elgie for the time being.

According to an update from the GoFundMe campaign, which has now earned two-fold of the goal it set, some of the injuries from bites that were on his upper arms, neck are healing.

Almost 300 donations have been made to the couple, as of Monday morning.