A woman who discovered a stabbing victim in Thurston County on Monday afternoon said she believes the owner’s pit-bull mix saved his life because it was running in and out of traffic trying to get help.
“I wholeheartedly believe that that dog came out for help,” Teri Lynne said.
At about 3 p.m., after Lynne and her boyfriend stopped their car in the 900 block of Marvin Road in Lacey, the dog, Bella, led her to the owner’s home, Lynne said. The dog led her to the open doorway, where, she said, she saw the dog’s owner lying on the floor inside. The man had been stabbed multiple times. His wheelchair was sitting upright nearby, Lynne said. She said there was a lot of blood. She heard the man take several shallow breaths, and she then called 911.
On Tuesday, the 67-year-old stabbing victim found by Lynne was clinging to life at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, the victim of stab wounds to his head and neck.