The owner of a dog involved in a fatal attack at a Wrexham house has described it as the “worst day of her life”. Chanel Nicole Fong was with her father-in-law, Keven Jones, when he died at her home..
Cookie-Doe, which appears to be a type of crossbreed American bull terrier, was put down by a trained vet.
In a public Facebook post, Ms Fong said that she had asked her father-in-law to look after her dogs as she would be out for parts of the day. Ms Fong said that Mr Jones was the only person who could handle her dogs apart from herself and her husband Josh, who was in London at the time of the incident.
As she was getting ready to leave the house at around 11.20am on Monday, Ms Fong said she heard Mr Jones in the kitchen telling Cookie-Doe, the dog that bit him, to get off him. She went into the room and told the dog to get down and, according to Ms Fong, it did.
In the post, she said she then noticed blood coming from her father-in-law’s leg and grabbed the dog’s blanket to help stem the blood coming from the wound. She said she then carried him to a sofa and called for an ambulance.
North Wales Live reported that Ms Fong said the 62-year-old grabbed her shoulder to tell her he was dying. She was still on the line with the ambulance service at this point and she says she was told to place him on the floor and to begin chest compressions. An ambulance arrived around seven minutes later, she said.
Paramedics spent 45 minutes trying to save Mr Jones’ life, but he sadly died at the scene. Ms Fong thanked the emergency services in her post for their help on what she described as the worst day of her life.
The post by Ms Fong’s partner Josh shows Cookie Doe:
She wrote: “I want to thank north wales ambulance service, air ambulance, north wales police and their special dog handling team. But after working on Keven for 45mins he didn’t take another breath.
“Today has been the worst day of my life. I have had to watch two men who I love so much take their last breath. I can’t shake the feeling of Keven’s blood off my hands and all I can hear in my head is Cookie’s cries.
“Cookie did not attack Keven, he’s a big boy and plays too rough. Please respect Josh and his family, myself and my family at this absolutely heart breaking time. Cookie was euthanised in the back garden by a trained vet and the other dogs were checked over by the dog handling team, our special girl fire was taken as she has an athletic build however the rest they were happy with and they are all tucked up in bed.”
(Image: North Wales Live)
A spokesperson for North Wales Police said: “An investigation into this incident remains ongoing and officers are liaising with the family of the deceased.”
A spokesperson for the Welsh Ambulance Trust said yesterday: “We were called to reports of a medical emergency in the Holt Road area of Wrexham. We sent three emergency ambulances, two rapid response vehicles and the Wales Air Ambulance to the scene.”