According to Tumwater, WA police detective Jen Kolb, Buddy the dog delivered a note that his homeless owner had attached to his dog's harness. The owner was suffering a medical emergency and according to the police, the note was a last-ditch attempt to survive.
The dog carried the note from his owner until he was found by a Good Samaritan.
Detective Kolb told KIRO that a woman who was walking her dog along the railroad tracks saw the homeless man's dog on Wednesday morning. Upon closer examination, the woman saw a note attached to the dog.
The note read:
Send help. No joke. Cannot walk.
Medicine not working. Need doctor.
The woman who found the note dialed 911. The note didn't provide any identification for who wrote it, unfortunately.
Police knew about a homeless man who frequented the area with his dog and located him in a camp in the woods.
“He was in his camp and couldn’t move from his location," Kolb stated.
"He didn’t have a phone. He had no way to reach out to anybody for help. He was afraid he was going to die."
The loyal dog and his owner are both doing well.
"The man has been released from the hospital now," stated Kolb.
And his loyal dog, Buddy?
"His dog is staying with a friend for now," Kolb added.
Buddy's owner is very fortunate for both a loyal, intelligent companion and for a Good Samaritan who took his plea for help seriously.
While Buddy and his owner are homeless, they are truly rich with their love and devotion to one another.
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