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A dog found abandoned on the side of a road, refused to leave his sister’s body when rescuers arrived to take them to a shelter and provide aid.
The animal control officers received a call on Friday, 22 May, about a deceased dog near a rural highway, according to a post by Kingsville Kleberg Health Department Animal Control & Care Centre.
When they arrived on the scene, responders encountered what they described as a “heart-wrenching sight”.
The body of the deceased dog was being protected by a grieving Catahoula mix, that turned out to be its brother.
The protective pup has now been given the fitting name, Guardian, by staff at the shelter.
“Our animal control officers had a hard time convincing him everything was going to be alright, and they were there to help him”.
Guardian, believed to be around six to 12 months old, was taken to the Kingsville Kleberg animal centre to get some rest, according to People.
“He's still a little confused about what happened, but at least he’s now in a safe place with fresh water and belly full of food,” the facility said.
If no one comes forward to claim Guardian, he’ll be put up for adoption, according to the centre’s Facebook page.
It’s still unclear how his sister died.
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