Incredible recovery for dog who was stabbed to death during the murder of her human

Incredible recovery for dog who was stabbed to death during the murder of her human

WARNING: This is a retelling of the stabbing murder of a human and the significant wounds inflicted on his dog during the attack. This information is graphical and can be disruptive to some readers. Discretion advised.

Anthony Banks was a 60 year old man in Ohio. He was stabbed to death in his home at 2:30 a.m. on a Monday afternoon. He died on the scene from multiple stab wounds, many of which were defensive. Mr. Banks wasn’t the only one with defensive wounds, and he wasn’t the only victim. His dog was with him and she almost died too.

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Dog named “Baby Girl” found in the scene that holds on to life

The police came to a terrible scene. Mr. Banks had suffered multiple stab wounds and was pronounced dead on the scene. His dog, which family members said was Baby Girl, was found in severe condition. She had large gaping stab wounds on her head and neck. She was rushed MedVet Emergency Clinic was not expected to be alive.

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Baby on the way to recovery within days

The medical team at The MedVet Emergency Clinic gave Baby Girl excellent care and attention. Her stabbing wounds were sewn up. The cut on her neck was immense and required a specially designed bandage to keep the stitches closed. (This dressing is carefully changed daily.)

There is no way to know for certain, but many of the professionals involved believe that their wounds were preserved while defending their human from this vicious attack. Investigators obtained DNA samples from Baby Girl’s body while she was in emergency care. These samples can help investigators find the person who did this.

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Baby girl wagged her tail through everything

Kelly Sears is the director of Lucas County Canine Care. In an interview for ABC 13, she said that Baby Girl’s sweet demeanor is remarkable in the face of such tragedy and trauma. She said: “She is a beautiful dog. It’s hard to imagine what she went through, but she was kind to everyone she met including the staff who worked on her while she was in such pain at the emergency clinic. While we’re not sure, the wounds certainly look like she was trying to save her owner from whoever attacked him. She may be able to help investigators find her owner’s killer. They took DNA samples from her while she was receiving emergency veterinary care. She’s had a couple of nightmares. We don’t know if these are the usual doggie nightmares or if they stem from the horror she went through, but we all work to help her heal. “

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Foster will take care of her until she is ready for a new Forever family

Baby Girl will soon be placed in the care of a Caregiver to continue healing. Once she is fully recovered, she is available for adoption. Your story has inspired many donations Lucas County Dog Grooming. There is great interest in her adoption, including from investigators working on the case to find the attacker.

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We will continue to follow the Baby Girl story and bring you updates as they become available. If you have information about Anthony Banks and Baby Girl stinging, call Crime Stoppers at 419-255-1111

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