Friday, May 25, 2012

‘Grieving’ dog refused to leave dead dog’s side

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, a staffer at Maricopa County Animal Control, 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Silva added that the dog is "a little withdrawn and appears to be very sad."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.
"I am so pissed about this," Karyn Aspan, who saw the photo on Facebook, wrote on her wall. "Animal control responded 14.5 hours later."
Aspan, who lives in Chicago, told Fox 10 she called the Phoenix mayor's office to complain, and launched a Facebook campaign to find a home for the dog.
"I was so outraged," she said.

14 comments:

Mai Flores said...

This breaks my heart. :( Our Labrador is actually not feeling well since yesterday. Just the thought of losing her makes me teary-eyed..

Renz Bulseco said...

It broke my heart after reading this. I do love dogs. :(

MaryJane Tauyan said...

that indeed is outrageous~ people need to act immediately whenever its need ad do their job properly! xx

franc ramon said...

Dogs are really one of the more caring animals that's why they are man's best friend since they also feel our emotions like grief in this case.

LifeNCanvas said...

What a sad scene! That is right, dogs are loyal and caring friends / pets that's why I love dogs! We actually have more than 10 dogs : )

Robbie said...

It really saddened me to see a dog lying due to a hit and run car. I'm easily affected because I love dogs.
And I'm also touched of what the other dog did for comforting this injured one. I hope both of them are just fine.

Gigi Beleno said...

Dogs have heart as well. I just wonder why sometimes there are people who are heartless like those who commit hit-and-run crimes and leave out their victims.

This dog is setting us an example to show love and act more humane.

yuuki said...

not just a man's best friend but to all...sweet talaga ng dogs!

athena said...

though im not a dog person, this story and the image is just so heart-breaking...

Kathy Ngo said...

Our spitz died early this year. It was heartbreaking.

Janette Toral said...

It is hard to have a pet dog passed away. It scared me from having another one again.

Karen said...

This reminds me of the news about a dog who never leaves an injured dog in the middle of the highway.

claire said...

Oh my! I remember our 2 dogs. died due to poison.

marri said...

All dogs go to heaven.
When I lost my pet dog... I was so
sad and this saying would somehow
lightened up my feelings. this is quite
a STORY. DOGS truly have deeper
sentiments than a rational being.

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