Vicious Dog Attack in Ft. St. John
Ft. St. John, B.C.- Christmas day turned bloody for a Ft.St. John couple, when they were attacked by two dogs that had entered their home.
RCMP received a 9-1-1 call just before 8pm on Christmas day from a frantic woman who told them two dogs had killed her cat and the dogs were now trying to kill her and her husband; then the call ended abruptly.Officers immediately attended to a residence in the 9200 block of 82nd Ave, in Fort St John and found blood smears on the outside of the door. Officers entered the residence to find a 51 year old woman suffering from dog bites, but of greater concern, the other resident, a 66 year old man was being brutally attacked by the dogs.
The man was seated in a chair and was non responsive and believed to be in shock from his serious injuries. The officers tried, but failed in their efforts to get the dogs to stop attacking the man. Fearing the man would die if the dogs were not stopped, one of the officers discharged their service pistol, striking the attacking dogs.
One of the dogs died immediately while the other escaped out onto the street with serious injuries. That dog was located and was humanely put down.
The woman was treated at local hospital while the man had to be air lifted out due to the seriousness of his injuries. According to reports in the Alaska Highway News, he has undergone several surgeries in an effort to save his arms and hands.
This investigation is still ongoing while police are still trying to piece together what led up to the attack and are asking anyone with information to contact them at 250-787-8140.