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The Los Angeles County animal shelter is calling this dog Grace — a name that seems to fit perfectly.
Last Wednesday, the black Lab stayed by the side of the dog she was with, a golden retriever who had been struck by a car and killed on Hacienda Boulevard in La Puente.
A passing motorist took a short cell phone video (below) of the pair, and it was sent on to the county shelter in Baldwin Park.
One motorist put out traffic cones to divert traffic around the surviving dog until animal control picked her up.
Grace had no tag and no microchip implant, and as of Saturday, no one had come forward to claim her, according to the San Gabriel Valley Tribune.
Though timid when she first arrived at the shelter, “The staff just showered her with admiration and love,” department spokesman Aaron Reyes said. “She seems to be a well-adjusted little girl.”
The owner of the deceased dog isn’t known, nor is how the two dogs came together.
Reyes said if Grace remains unclaimed, she may available for adoption as early as Monday.
Animal Care and Control Director Marcia Mayeda said she was moved by the loyalty displayed in video footage (below): “When I saw the video clip … it made me emotional,” she said.
Grace, estimated to be 2 years old, is being housed at the Baldwin Park Animal Care Center, 4275 Elton Street. Her impound number is A4416170, and she is available to visit with potential adopters through the weekend. For more information, contact the Baldwin Park Animal Care Center at 626-962-3577.
Posted by jwoestendiek April 15th, 2012 under Muttsblog, videos.
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