A MAN yelled “he’s got me” as he was mauled to death by an American Bulldog after his daughter-in-law desperately tried to save him.
Keven Jones, 62, went into cardiac arrest after being bitten by Cookie-Doe at Chanel Fong’s home in Wrexham, North Wales, on Monday.
Cops and paramedics swooped in on the address yesterday morning but were unable to save Keven, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
His devastated daughter-in-law later described Keven’s death as the “worst day of her life”, but said her pet did not mean to hurt him.
In a Facebook post, she said Mr Jones was looking after her dogs for the day as he was the only person, other than her husband in London, able to handle them.
As she was getting ready to leave the house at around 11.20am she heard Keven in the kitchen telling Cookie-Doe to get off him.
Chanel told the BBC she went into the room and told the dog to get down – which he did.
But she said she noticed blood dripping from her father-in-law’s leg and used the dog’s blanket to help stop the bleeding.
She carried her father-in-law to a sofa and called for an ambulance, at which point Keven grabbed her shoulder and told her he was dying.
Chanel said Keven called out “he’s got me there” as he looked down at the bloody gash.
She said the first responder on the phone told her to place him on the floor and begin chest compressions.
An ambulance is said to have arrived around seven minutes later and paramedics spent 45 minutes trying to save Keven’s life.
Chanel wrote on Facebook: “I heard Kev say ‘get off me Cookie’ so I went into the kitchen, told Cookie to get down which he did.
“Anyone who has come into contact with Cookie knows how much of a big fat head playboy he is. He’s not aggressive in the slightest. Just thinks he’s still a small pup and bounces around rather than walk.
“Kev said ‘He’s got me there’ and as I looked down there was blood pumping from Kev’s leg.
“I grabbed Cookie’s blanket from his crate to try and keep the wound from bleeding. I carried him to the sofa and called the ambulance.
“Kev was with me but unresponsive, he grabbed my shoulder and told me he was going.
“I told him he wasn’t and the call handler told me to lie him on the floor and do compressions.
“Seven minutes it took for the ambulance service to get to us. It felt like I was doing compressions for an hour.”
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She added: “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.”
She added that Cookie was euthanised in the back garden by a trained vet and her other dogs were checked over by the police dog handling team.
Chanel’s boyfriend, Josh Jones, is a breeder of American Bullys or XL Bullys, which are legal to own in the UK.
Keven, who was from Chester, was a full-time carer to his wife Gail.
Chanel told the BBC: “So many people said what a passive dog Cookie was, but Cookie hasn’t attacked Kev, it wasn’t a vicious attack – it was a tragic accident.”
She added: “We are all devastated, he meant so much to myself.
“Josh has lost his dad, Gail’s lost her partner, he was an uncle and a grandad. A fantastic soul.”
North Wales police said in a statement yesterday: “At 11.44am on Monday we responded to a request to attend an address on Holt Road, Wrexham to assist an ambulance crew at the scene.
“Welsh Ambulance Service reported that a 62-year-old male was in cardiac arrest after being bitten by a dog at the property.
“Sadly, despite the best efforts of paramedics, the man was pronounced dead at the scene.”
A spokesperson for the Welsh Ambulance Service added: “We were called this morning, Monday, May 23, at 11:33hrs 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.”
Police say they are continuing to investigate the incident.