LOGAN, Utah, April 17, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — A Logan man is recovering after being bitten and severely injured by a dog he reached down to pet last week.
Parley Goodrich, 32, was attacked Saturday, a GoFundMe account says. Details of the case have been confirmed by the Cache County Sheriff’s Department, which reports that the dog has now been found, a tweet from the CCSO says:
“The dog has been identified, contained and quarantined at this point. The case is still being investigated to determine all the circumstances of the dog bite incident.”
Goodrich had returned from work and pulled into his driveway, in the area of 400 South and 100 West, when he encountered the dog, and leaned down to pet it, the GoFundMe account says.
“When he did this, the dog went crazy and started attacking his face,” says the account, reportedly posted by Goodrich’s sister.
“He was all alone and was finally able to get the dog off of him. Since he has no insurance coverage and was in shock, he drove himself to a clinic for help. They turned him away and sent him to a plastic surgeons office. He again got in his car and drove himself to the surgeons office. It took over 300 stitches, a skin graft and nearly 5 hours to attempt to put things back together.”
“Since Parley does not have medical insurance and we have been unable to locate the dog or the owner, we are trying to raise money to help with him being off of work, medications needed, and transportation to and from his appointments. He is also going to need additional facial surgeries in the near future. He has a very long road to recovery and we would like to make things as stress free as possible for him.”
On Saturday a Logan resident was bitten on the face by a grey and white Pitbull mix in the area of 400 South 100 West. The dog has been identified, contained and quarantined at this point. The case is still being investigated to determine all the circumstances of the dog bite incident.
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