Dogs are known for being loyal, but one Arkansas animal control officer was speechless when he saw just how loyal one dog was to his best friend.
Last week, Animal Control Officer Mike Owens received a call about two elderly gods lying in a ditch beside a road. When he arrived, he discovered only one of the dogs had been hit. The other was alive and refused to leave his friend’s side. “It was probably at least five to six hours, at the very least, that they were there,” Owens said.
“We’ve seen them where they will run together and stuff like that but not where one of them had already gone and the other one would be lying beside it,” Owens said. “He pretty well refused to leave,” Owens said. “Me and another officer had to pick him up and put him in the back of our truck. Then we had to pick her up and put her in the back of the truck and it seemed to calm him down a little bit when we picked her up, but he was still wanting to try and get over to the next kennel.”
Even after arriving at the shelter, the dog has continued to grieve for his friend, and while he’s physically fine, the rescuers are worried that his broken heart might be too much. “He is doing ok, not much on eating at the moment but just a little at a time,” Jonesboro Animal Control wrote on their Facebook.
“He’s a little scared. He had cockleburs all over him from running through the weeds and stuff like that, but he’s a very, very friendly dog,” Owens said. “The dog has been well taken care of. Somebody owns this dog somewhere and hopefully, they will see it with you guys or on Facebook. Because of the emotional trauma he’s been through, the staff doesn’t want him to stay alone in a shelter too long and are hoping he’ll be adopted this week if his owners don’t come forward.
Watch the entire video below to see the unbelievable way rescuers found this dog.
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[Featured Image: Facebook/Jonesboro Animal Control]