After five surgeries, dog attack victim understands he could lose arm

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - A man from northeastern British Columbia is in good spirits but understands he could lose his left arm following an horrific dog attack.

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Robin Elgie, who is 66, remains in intensive care in an Edmonton hospital after the Christmas Day attack that mangled both arms in Fort St. John.

Family friend Kim Babcock says Elgie has already had five surgeries and doctors are now waiting to see if blood flow can be restored to the damaged limbs.

RCMP raced to Elgie's trailer home as his frantic girlfriend Wendy Lee Baker reported two large dogs had chased their pet inside, then turned on them as they tried to intervene.

The dogs also injured Baker and killed the couple's cat.

Mounties shot the dogs and are trying to trace the owner to determine why the animals were loose.



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