Seattle police are crediting a dog named Egypt with scaring off a suspected burglar despite suffering cuts to her paws.
Seattle police say a vigilant dog named Egypt protected her Mount Baker home from a suspected burglar despite suffering cuts to her paws.
Officers responded to the home around 2 p.m. Monday after receiving a 911 call from a neighbor in the 4100 block of 43rd Avenue South who saw a man running from the home. Police say the neighbor investigated and found a shattered window on the north side of the house.
The officers heard a dog barking inside the home and spotted blood spattered on a couch and pooled on a bathroom floor. Officer Marcus Martin crawled through the broken window and let two other officers inside, according to police.
Police found the injured Egypt with large gashes on her front paws, likely sustained from the broken glass. Officers William Miller and Ian Walsh comforted the dog while Officer Gordon Bentler grabbed medical supplies and bandaged the dog’s wounds, police said.
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The officers contacted Egypt’s owner, who returned to the home and took her to a vet for treatment.
Egypt, a 7-year-old whippet/Lab mix, will undergo surgery Tuesday for her injuries, police report. They say she is otherwise doing well.
“She has always taken her job as an alert dog very seriously, making sure everyone is aware when the postal worker has arrived,” Egypt’s owner told police.