A loyal Lab who stayed by another dog’s side after her companion was struck and killed by a vehicle on a busy California street was reunited with her owners Monday morning.
Maggie came into animal control’s care after she stuck by her companion, a golden retriever, as traffic rolled past just a few feet away.
A passerby placed traffic cones around the dogs so drivers would be aware the animals were in the street and took video of the loyal act. The clip inspired thousands across the country.
“Her display of compassion and loyalty is like no other,” said Aaron Reyes, deputy director of LA County Department of Animal Care and Control.
The couple, who did not own the dog that died, had been looking for Maggie since she went missing last Wednesday.
“They’ve been checking the Internet every single day trying to find her,” Reyes said, adding that when the owners came in “her head perked up and her tail went a thousand miles an hour.”
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