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Heroic Pit Bull saves wheelchair-bound owner's life after owner stabbed in head and neck

Dogart_thumb By Ellen | September 24, 2013 | Comments (11)

Yesterday afternoon, Teri Lynne says she saw a brave pit bull mix running in and out of traffic in Olympia, WA, trying to get help. Teri decided to follow the dog, who led her back to her home where her 67-year-old owner was lying on the floor, past an open doorway. He had been stabbed multiple times and his wheelchair was sitting upright nearby.

Teri says that she fully believes that Bella, the pit bull mix she followed, had come out into the street to look for help and to lead Teri back home to help her human.

Not only did Bella find someone to help her human, because of the 911 call Teri made, Bella also helped to set the wheels in motion so that detectives were able to get the suspect off the streets.

The 67-year-old man had been stabbed in the head and neck and is clinging to life at Providence St. Peter Hospital.

A 30-year-old man, who is a former neighbor of the stabbing victim, was in the Thurston County Jail today, being held on suspicion of first-degree murder, allegedly for stabbing his mother to death earlier on Monday morning.

Sheriff's detectives believe the suspect went to his former neighbor's Marvin Road home after stabbing his mother to death. Detectives interviewed the suspect and say he confessed to his crimes and add that he admitted to killing his mother's corgi on Monday as well.

"He clearly showed a propensity for violence," Thurston County Sheriff's Sgt. Ray Brady told The Olympian "A possibility exists he could have done violence to other people as well."

Thanks to Bella, the suspect didn't have the opportunity to hurt anyone else yesterday.

Bella is now being cared for by the 67-year-old stabbing victim's daughter.




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Comments on this Article

Bravo, Bella and kudos to Terry for following Bella to her house! It took the 2 of them to save Bella's human!
Bravo, Bella and kudos to Terry for following Bella to her house! It took the 2 of them to save Bella's human!
Heroic dog, & intelligent human for being able to see the dog's message. Most people would not be able to get past the fact of the dog being a "pit bull" but thank goodness Teri Lynne did.
Dog's really are wonderful creatures.
Give that dog a steak! Great job! Well done! KUDOS!
Good girl, Bella
Teri, I'm glad that you followed your instincts and let Bella lead you to this man clinging to life. Without you Bella would have surly lost her human and an elderly man his life. It's such a tragedy that these lives were lost because somebody could not deal with their problems in a mature adult manner. Bella, I'm so sorry that you lost your doggy sibling. You're a good girl Bella, and because you got help you probably saved other lives.
I pray the owner gets well soon and the person who fall owed Bella, GREAT JOB U R A HERO AS WELL.
Good dog Bella. You are a HERO.
Good girl, Bella. Proof that not all pitt bulls are vicious.
Bella is a true heroine.
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