Fundraiser for dog attack victims reaches $10,000 in one day

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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — It only took one day for a GoFundMe Campaign — supporting a Fort St. John couple attacked by dogs on Christmas evening — to reach it’s goal of $10,000.

Donations ranged from $10, to as large as an anonymous $1,000 donation.

Kim Smith Babcock started the campaign, and has been issuing updates to thank supporters and provide information on Elgie’s status in hospital.

“I am overwhelmed with the help & support we have received for Robin & Wendy-Lee. I can not begin to express my gratitude to you all. I am trying to figure out how the replays work on this page so I can thank each of you individually. I have read all the comments. Again thank you thank you thank you from the bottom of my heart!” – Kim Smith Babcock

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Cpl. Dave Tyreman says police now believe they know who the owner is, but must still determine how the dogs got loose, and how they got into the house. RCMP has not confirmed what breed of dogs they were, but the campaign says they were pit bulls.

On Dec. 25, police arrived at the home after a frantic 911 call from Wendy Lee Baker, saying dogs had killed her cat and were still attacking her and her husband, Robin Elgie.

Officer then found her suffering from dog bites and Elgie, unresponsive and seated in a chair. An officer shot one of the dogs inside the home, and tracked down the second dog, killing it.

Baker is recovering at home after being taken to hospital, but Elgie had to be airlifted to Edmonton to receive extensive surgeries.

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