B.C. woman critically injured after dog delivers more than 100 bites

RICHMOND, B.C. -- A woman who was bitten more than 100 times while protecting her three-year-old nephew during a vicious dog attack near Vancouver remains in critical condition in hospital, say RCMP.

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Officers in Richmond, B.C., responded Wednesday afternoon to multiple emergency calls about a 21-year-old woman covered in blood, fending off a large Rottweiler-pitbull cross in an outdoor field.

"Our officers commented that it was a horrifying sight to bear witness to," said RCMP spokesman Const. Dennis Hwang in a news release.

"We see and love dogs as faithful companions and now they were witnessing a scene from their worst nightmare."

The toddler was unharmed but other people, including the boy's mother and a passerby, were injured while trying to help and were taken to hospital.

"Their drive to protect the boy was incredibly heroic," said Hwang.

The boy's aunt is undergoing surgery after suffering a broken arm, detached bicep and numerous bites. Mounties said the dog belongs to her boyfriend.

The canine ran off after being shot at by police but was eventually captured and is being held, uninjured, at a Richmond animal shelter.

Whether the dog will be destroyed is a decision for the shelter and the City of Richmond, said Hwang.

The attack was the second bloody dog mauling in B.C. in the span of a week.

On Christmas Day, two dogs tore into a couple's home in northern B.C. while chasing a cat.

The dogs mauled Fort St. John couple Robin Elgie, 66, and his girlfriend, Wendy Lee Baker, 51.

Both animals were killed.

Elgie is in intensive care at an Edmonton hospital and may lose his left arm as a result of his injuries, but family friend Kim Babcock said he remains in good spirits.

A GoFundMe campaign Babcock launched Wednesday evening to cover the cost of bringing Baker to Elgie in Edmonton and to clean and repair their damaged home had surpassed its $10,000 fundraising goal by early Thursday.



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