An unidentified homeless man, in a remote area of Tumwater, Washington, recently suffered a medical emergency.
He had no way to call for help, so he sent his dog 'Buddy' to find assistance (video below).
According to KIRO-TV, the Australian shepherd mix was found by a woman walking her dog on some train tracks.
Buddy had a note attached to his harness, which read: “Help. Send help. No joke, cannot walk. Medicine not working. Need doctor.”
The woman called 911 and handed over the note over to the police. The note wasn’t signed by the homeless man, but police had heard about a man and his dog camping in the woods.
Fortunately, the police were able to find the homeless man and take him to the hospital, where he was treated at taxpayer expense.
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“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 told KIRO-TV. "No way to reach out to anybody for help, and he was afraid he was going to die.”