21-year-old twins bitten more than 100 times by their dog in a parkBy Mason White 6:35 PM January 7, 2016
|Kati and Jessi Mather|
By: Feng Qian
(Scroll down for video) Two young women of Canada, suffered severe injuries after being mauled by a dog.
The 21-year-old sisters, Kati and Jessi Mather, were at a park in Richmond, British Columbia, when a dog named Yogi, a cross-Husky Rottweiler, attacked them.
The dog is owned by Kati and her boyfriend. The women were mauled while trying to protect Jessi’s son, 3-year-old Jayden, who was in the park with them.
Passersby heard the women scream and came to their aid. Joy Gomez, who launched a campaign on GoFundMe to raise $2,000 for the injured twins, said that their father, Steven Mather, asked her to remove the page after people accused the twins of triggering the attack.
“There were a lot of complaints about them that humiliated the whole family,” Gomez, a family friend, said.
Jessi suffered multiple lacerations while shielding her son from the dog. Kati, who tried to lure the dog away from the child, took the brunt of the injuries, including more than 100 bites, a broken arm and detached biceps.
The twins’ reputation was tarnished after claims that the dog was allegedly exposed to drugs and abuse.
The twins shared photos on Facebook and Instagram, which appear to show them smoking marijuana.
Gomez said that the allegations of Yogi being abused, neglected, or on drugs were false. She added that the twins should not be attacked because of their lifestyle choice.
“That’s their personal choice, they are drinking and partying, but for them to be slandered for what they’re doing is completely uncalled for,” Gomez said.
“Even if the sisters smoked marijuana in front of the dog, that’s not going to make it do what it did,” she added.
“The sisters are recovering at home,” Gomez said. “They are physically well, but mentally, they are not doing well at all,” she added.
The twins want their dog back, but the City of Richmond did not yet decide whether they will euthanize the dog.