Hunt to find a home for loyal dog who refused to leave her friend after she was run over in Los Angeles traffic

A black Labrador retriever that braved traffic to stay by another dog that was fatally struck by a car has been hailed for its loyalty.

A concerned motorist who saw the dogs on a La Puente street in Los Angeles, California, on Wednesday morning put down traffic cones to alert other drivers and shot a video of the dogs.

The footage released on Saturday showed the female Labrador lying next to a motionless, yellow Labrador as vehicles pass dangerously close to them.

Blood can be seen around the injured dog's head while the Labrador waits by its side

Animal control officials responded to the scene and took the frightened but unharmed dog to a shelter.

The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) said the two-year-old dog, who animal shelter staff and volunteers have named Grace, appears to have been well cared for.

But nobody has come forward to claim her, and she does not have a tag or microchip implant, so she is up for adoption.

DACC said in a statement: '(Grace was) laying in the street next to another dog, which was motionless and had suffered obvious head trauma,' according the San Gabriel Valley Tribune.

'When I saw the video clip taken from a passerby's cellphone, it made me emotional,' the shelter's director Marcia Mayeda said.

Internet users were also moved by the sad footage which was posted on to YouTube. One person, who posted under the name mmamv83, said: 'That's sad as hell. Hope the dog finds a good home.'

While another named mjlbdad said: 'I wish I could adopt this dog.'

VIDEO Dog refuses to leave friend run over in LA traffic

Responses to "Loyal Dog Braves Traffic To Stay With Fatally Struck Companion (Video)"

  1. Jorden McKenzie says:

    God bless thos dog. May she find the perfect family who will give her all the love she deserves. I cannot believe how many ppl just drove past. I would love to know what monster hit her companion and just drove off. They need to take responsibility and face the consequences!

  2. Fiz says:

    She's lovely! God bless her and grant her a good family really soon.

  3. Anonymous says:

    This reminds me of last year's tsunami dogs.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I wonder did anyone help the person that filmed this?

  5. Anonymous says:

    looks like my lad that was also hit by a car and kill,,,, the person that hit him was kind enough to pull him off of the highway so no one else would hit him again,,,, he was such a great dog....

  6. Anonymous says:

    all the people who kept driving by are heartless assholes!!

  7. Anonymous says:

    One of the most touching acts of love I have ever seen. God bless this loyal friend.

  8. Anonymous says:

    My thoughts exactly. Heartless

  9. Anonymous says:

    This shows who the real animals are. Humans.

  10. Raoma Leitschuh says:

    Es bricht mir das Herz. Hält denn niemand mal an....????? Wenigstens hat der Hundefreund ein Herz für ihn. So wird er nicht ganz übersehen.....

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