STOKES COUNTY, N.C. — An assistant fire chief with the Danbury Volunteer Fire Department is in intensive care at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center after being mauled by two Labrador retrievers Wednesday night.
Officials say Bobby Jones was attacked while hunting off Hall Road, where he was bitten more than 40 times.
It’s believed he was wearing a scent to hide human scent while hunting, which may have set the Labradors off.
The dogs were up to date on their shots, their owners said, and have been surrendered to animal control.
Firefighters are planning a fundraiser tonight to help Jones’ family. The event starts at 7:30 p.m. and will be held at the Danbury Volunteer Fire Department, 102 Old Church Road in Danbury.