Fundraiser Being Organized For Boy After Dog AttackFebruary 14, 2018 9:59am
A local resident is holding a fundraiser next month to help a little boy recover after being viciously attacked by dogs in Wallaceburg.
Chatham-Kent police reported last week that a 3-year-old boy was attacked by two dogs while tobogganing at Jaycee Park in Wallaceburg on Monday, February 5.
According to a GoFundMe page that was set up, the toddler is currently receiving treatment at a hospital in Michigan. It is reported that boy has had an eye surgery and also needed several stitches on his face and leg. However, a recent update on the GoFundMe account says the toddler’s condition is improving.
“We got some good news the other day. Tucker the tank is doing so good. He was being moved out of the ICU. I have been praying for Tucker and his family, as they need as much support as they can get right now,” says GoFundMe page poster Kevin Dixon.
As of Tuesday, the GoFundMe page has raised $25,845.
Dan Robinson, a member of the Moose Lodge, has decided to organize a fundraiser for the boy after hearing about the horrific attack.
“I own a couple dogs myself, but they’ve never done anything like that. As soon as I heard it was a little boy, I decided to reach out. It happened right across the park from where my step-daughter lives… so I’ve got a soft heart,” explains Robinson.
The event will be on March 10 from 4pm until close at the Moose Lodge in Wallaceburg.
“We are a non-profit organization and we reach out people who have needs when needed. We figured that boy is 3 years old and he’s going to have a rough time for the rest of his life,” says Robinson. “We would like to donate our time and space for an event to raise some money for the child and his family.”
Robinson says there will be raffles and draws throughout the day, as well as musicians. He says so far four to five bands have signed up, including the Southwind Buoys and the Groove Noodles. There will also be food and drinks available. Admission will be collected at the door with all proceeds going to the boy’s family.
He thinks the community should rally together to help a little boy who needs their help.
“Just because they’ve gotten over $25,000 on the GoFund me page, I personally feel that that’s not enough,” he says.
Robinson says he wants to raise as much as possible. He says his facilities hold up to 300 people, so he is hoping to raise another $5,000 to $10,000 for the child and his family.
He says in two days, over 100 people have expressed interest in the event and 30 people have confirmed they are going.
-With files from Natalia Vega