Funds pour in for couple recovering from Christmas day pit bull attack

Credit: GoFundMe, screen capture by Energetic City

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — As of the morning of Dec. 30, a GoFundMe campaign has raised $1,200 for Robin Elgie and Wendy Lee Baker.

According to a summary of the campaign, two pit bulls viciously attacked them on Christmas day in their own home.

“They ripped their cat to pieces, they chased Lee around inside the laundry room and bedroom biting her multiple times,” a summary of the campaign reads. “They then proceeded to attack Robin. The dogs chewed both of Robin’s arms to shreds.”

RCMP were called to the scene, and the campaign alleges police had to shoot both the dogs, with one of them getting away for a period of time before being shot.

Both were taken to hospital with serious injuries, and Robin was eventually flown to the hospital in Edmonton where he remains in ICU. His grisly injuries have required two surgeries to ‘clean up the injuries and attempt to reattach some tendons and save his arms,’ and he is scheduled to have a third surgery today.

Wendy (Lee) has since been released from hospital — though still has many injuries to heal and is not well enough to travel to Edmonton to be with him during this time.

The campaign has a $10,000 goal, already meeting over 10 per cent of it in just under 24 hours of being active.

“The road to recovery due to this unfortunate incident is going to be a long tuff [sic] one. The medical expenses alone, not to mention the clean-up in the home, and the mental trauma that it has caused this couple.”

Fort St. John RCMP could not be reached to comment about this incident, and has not issued any information updates.