A two-year old black lab stayed next to another dog that was hit by a car while both were in the middle of a busy street. In the video you can see what appears to be a golden lab, or maybe a setter lying on its’ side next to the black lab just two or three feet away. Cars are whizzing by as if nothing has happened. The incident took place in La Puente, California about 15 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. A witness found some traffic cones and placed them in front of the two dogs to direct drivers around them. The deceased dog suffered fatal head injuries. It wasn’t entirely clear if its death resulted from a hit and run accident.
The black lab appeared to have been taken care of, but so far no one has come forward to claim her, so she has been taken to a shelter and is up for adoption. For those who are interested in adopting Grace, call the Baldwin Park Animal Care Center at (626) 962-3577. Grace’s impound number is A4416170. Let’s hope her loyalty and heroic behavior are not rewarded with euthanasia.
This story is reminiscent of the situation in Japan after the earthquake, where a dog stayed beside its injured companion. Eventually rescuers found them.