Shriners To Pay Baby's Hospital Bills

A local group has volunteered to pay the doctor bills of the baby whose toes were chewed off by a pit bull puppy in Onslow County.

The four-month-old child of Robbie Jenkins and Tremayne Spillman in Onslow County lost his toes in September. Lawmen say the two were asleep and didn't hear the baby cry.

Now the Onslow County Shriners say they will pay to take the baby to the Shriners Hospital in Greenville, South Carolina for treatment, according to Sheriff Ed Brown.

Jenkins and Spillman are still in jail, with a court appearance scheduled for next Monday.


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  • by WITN Moderator Location: WITN on Oct 20, 2009 at 03:30 PM
    This story is about the generosity of the Shriners. If you're looking for comments on the original case, search "dog chewing toes" in the search box on the top left hand corner of the page.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 20, 2009 at 03:19 PM
    WITN. Please. You know there were a TON of comments about this. 3? Give me a break.
  • by bland Location: williamstopn on Oct 20, 2009 at 02:59 PM
    how sad, its nice that someones going to pay for the babys bills, for those sorry people who werent watching their infant, now that sweet face above (puppy is in heaven
  • by David Location: easternnc on Oct 20, 2009 at 05:58 AM
    attention RN The group is part of Sudan Shriners, you can make donations to Shriners Childrens Hospitals to Sudan Shriners, PO Drawer 490, New Bern NC 28563 see sudanshriners.com
  • by RN on Oct 20, 2009 at 04:56 AM
    Could you list the group that volunteered and a mailing address? I think others would contribute to this cause if more funds are needed.
  • by ace Location: plymouth on Oct 20, 2009 at 04:50 AM
    This is very nice. The only thing that would make it better would be for the parents to be made to repay the group so they could help someone else. If the parents won't pay, hold them in contempt of court and put them in jail. If they are not goung to support their child at least they will not be making another one.
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