‘Grieving’ Dog Refused To Leave Dead Mate

A heartbreaking photo of a male pit bull refusing to leave the side of a female pit bull that lay dead on the side of a Phoenix road is making the rounds on Facebook.

According to Fox’s Phoenix affiliate, the female pit bull appeared to have been struck by a car on Friday. The male pit bull stayed by her side for more than 14 hours.

“The male pit bull wouldn’t leave her, so a nearby business set out food and water,” Fox 10 reported. “He stayed with her nuzzling her and lying nearby until the city came to remove her Saturday morning.” The dogs did not have owner tags when they were found.


“We picked up this other dog and took him to our East Valley shelter,” Rodrigo Silva, an animal control official, told the station. “Right now it doesn’t look like he has any behavioral or health problems.” Silva added that the dog is “a little withdrawn and appears to be very sad… If he continues to show these signs of withdrawal we will place him in a recovery home that can help him with his grieving,” Silva told the Daily Mail.

Animal Control arrived at the scene 14 hours after this incident. Do you think they should have arrived earlier?

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Loyal Labrador Braves Traffic To Accompany Dying Pal

Time and again, dogs have proved that “man’s best friend” is more than just an expression. A black Labrador retriever named Grace is exemplifying that in an entirely new way and being hailed as more than just good companion. She is being called a loyal friend to the end and beyond.

A motorist in La Puente, California, captured video of Grace lying down next to her friend, a yellow Labrador retriever who had been struck and injured by another vehicle.

Grace lies patiently next to the other dog as cars whiz by dangerously close to the lane she and her companion are positioned in. She does not seem bothered by the noise or the busy street as she stays by her companion’s side. The motorist who shot the video put out safety cones to protect the dogs and then called animal control.


So far, the video has been viewed almost 200,000 times on YouTube. Unfortunately, Grace’s companion did not survive. As for Grace, she is up for adoption at the Baldwin Park Animal Shelter. Shelter workers say that she appears to have been well cared for, but no owner has come forward yet to claim her. With all the attention she’s getting on the Web and in the news for her loyalty, Grace should have no problem finding a new home.

Would you be willing to adopt an adorable and loyal Labrador like Grace?

Source: Yahoo News

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