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.

See Full Article

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.



Advertisements

Latest Canada & World News

  • Indiana family plans to sue over tot's fatal fall from cruise ship

    World News CBC News
    There are "a million things" the cruise company could have done to prevent the death of an 18-month-old Indiana girl who fell to her death from an open window on a cruise ship in Puerto Rico, the toddler's mother said in an interview broadcast Monday. Source
  • U.S. police officer suggests Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez should be shot

    World News CTV News
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., walks out of a House of Representatives office building, Tuesday, July 16, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) Source
  • Trump expands fast-track deportation authority across U.S.

    World News CTV News
    SAN DIEGO - The Trump administration is expanding the authority of immigration officers to deport migrants without requiring them to appear before judges ahead of deportation. The Homeland Security Department said Monday that fast-track deportations will apply to anyone in the country illegally less than two years. Source
  • Huawei hit with security questions as it unveils high-speed rural internet project

    Canada News CBC News
    Huawei Canada was hounded by questions about national security concerns and its ties to the Chinese government today as it announced that it will bring high-speed internet to a number of northern and rural communities. With tensions between China and Canada still running high over the arrest of Huawei's chief financial officer in Vancouver, the Chinese telecommunications company announced Monday that it has federal approval to partner with two companies, Ice Wireless and Iristel, to connect 70…
  • Saskatchewan farmers convert old grain bins into unlikely tourist cabins

    Canada News CBC News
    Nothing says "Saskatchewan" quite like spending a night inside an old grain bin. In recent years two families in the province have converted decommissioned round metal grain bins into unlikely accommodations, and opened their yards for visitors to stay. Source
  • Police search for witnesses after man found dead, ejected from his car

    Canada News CTV News
    GEORGINA, Ont. -- York Regional Police are appealing to the public for witnesses following a fatal collision in south-central Ontario on the weekend. Police say they responded to a call in Georgina, Ont. Source
  • Titanic survivor's light-up cane goes for US$62,500 at auction

    World News CTV News
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- A Titanic survivor's walking stick with an electric light she used to signal for help from a lifeboat has sold for US$62,500 at an auction of maritime items in Rhode Island. Guernsey's auction house held the auction in Newport on Friday and Saturday. Source
  • O'Regan visits Attawapiskat, assures community in water crisis: 'We are not satisfied'

    Canada News CTV News
    Indigenous Services Minister Seamus O'Regan said Ottawa will bring medical teams to Attawapiskat First Nation this week, after he visited the reserve in northern Ontario on Sunday, at the request of the community's chief. Source
  • N.L. fishing guide among dead in Labrador plane crash, four still missing

    Canada News CTV News
    ST. JOHN'S, N.L. -- A funeral for an experienced fishing guide and father of three is to be held in Deer Lake, N.L., today, one week after a float plane that he and six others were on board crashed into a lake in Labrador. Source
  • Iran's supreme leader vows not to give up on Palestinians

    World News CTV News
    TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's supreme leader was quoted Monday as saying during a meeting with a delegation from the Palestinian militant group Hamas that his country won't give up its stance in support of the Palestinians. Source