A homeless man sent an urgent message for help through his dog, Buddy, that ended up saving his life. The man who lives in Tumwater, Washington suffered a medical emergency and had no other way to reach someone for help than through his loyal companion, Buddy. Desperate for help, he attached a note to Buddy's harness and sent him to get help.
A woman was walking her own dog on Wednesday afternoon near the rail tracks in town when she spotted Buddy. She saw the note on the dog, read it and called police. The note read:
'Help. Send Help. No Joke. Cannot walk. Medicine not working. Need doctor.'
Police came to the area but did not know where to find the man at first. They learned that there was a homeless man with a dog in the wooded area. They searched and found the man in a camp in the woods and were able to get him to hospital for treatment.
"He was absolutely immobile. He was in his camp and couldn't move from his location. He didn’t have a phone to call anybody," Detective Jen Kolb of the Tumwater Police Department told KIRO 7 Eyewitness News. She emphasized he had "no way to reach out to anybody for help, and he was afraid he was going to die."
The man has since been released from hospital and reunited with his lifesaver, Buddy.
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