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Fri Feb 8, 2013, 12:45 PM

Wash. police say homeless man sent dog to get help

TUMWATER, Wash. (AP) It's the kind of thing Lassie did.

A Tumwater, Wash., police detective says an ailing homeless man attached a note seeking help to his dog's harness and sent the animal out in hopes someone would read the message.

Detective Jen Kolb tells Seattle's KIRO-TV (http://is.gd/EhVhBQ ) that a woman walking her dog along railroad tracks on Wednesday spotted the dog with the note that read, "Send Help. No Joke. Cannot walk." It also said, "Medicine not working. Need doctor."

The note was unsigned, but police eventually found the man's camp.

Kolb says the man was immobile and was afraid he was going to die, so he sent his dog, Buddy, for help.

http://www.seattlepi.com/news/us/article/Wash-police-say-homeless-man-sent-dog-to-get-help-4262048.php

Edited to add pic as requested:

http://www.kirotv.com/news/news/homeless-man-rescued-after-attaching-help-note-dog/nWJhd/


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Reply Wash. police say homeless man sent dog to get help (Original post)
The Straight Story Feb 2013 OP
ret5hd Feb 2013 #1
The Straight Story Feb 2013 #2
Recursion Feb 2013 #3
sasha031 Feb 2013 #4
Historic NY Feb 2013 #5
Nay Feb 2013 #6
malaise Feb 2013 #7
cate94 Feb 2013 #8
ellie Feb 2013 #9
colorado_ufo Feb 2013 #10
hobbit709 Feb 2013 #11
glinda Feb 2013 #12
Useless in FL Feb 2013 #13
siligut Feb 2013 #14
flamingdem Feb 2013 #15

Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 01:07 PM

1. Good boy!!!

Now we need a pic of this good boy.

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Response to ret5hd (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 01:09 PM

2. Added to the op (nt)

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 02:19 PM

4. What a good little boy, he saved his human's life.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 02:29 PM

5. A good & loyal friend indeed, "BuddY".

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Fri Feb 8, 2013, 02:30 PM

6. There's a good dog!!!

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Fri Feb 8, 2013, 02:32 PM

7. How lovely

Dogs are the best

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Fri Feb 8, 2013, 03:03 PM

8. Good dog!

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Fri Feb 8, 2013, 03:07 PM

9. Who's a good boy?

Who's a good boy?

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 03:13 PM

10. Who's a good doggie?

Made my day!

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Fri Feb 8, 2013, 03:15 PM

11. the dog has the right name

good dog!

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 03:42 PM

12. Hope the dog did not end up in a shelter or pound. Where is he?

The man went into the hospital. Where did the dog go. I hate stories like this when they are incomplete.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:43 PM

13. Overlooked...

Overlooked is the assumed that the homeless could care less whether they live or die. Here is proof that this is not true. Bless this Pup for his love for his partner in homelessness.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:50 PM

14. A reminder to also donate pet food

For all the Buddys out there needing a little assistance.

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Sat Feb 9, 2013, 12:11 PM

15. Way to go Buddy, what a good dog nt

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