Loyal Labrador's owners come forward in nick of time
The owners of a loyal Labrador that stayed by the side of a fallen dog in the middle of a busy street, came forward late Monday and claimed their pup just hours before she was set to be adopted by a new family.
Video released over the weekend shows the black Lab lying next to her friend, a yellow Labrador, as cars stream by in La Puente.
Officials at the Baldwin Park Animal Care Center had named the 2-year-old black Lab "Grace," for her savior-like qualities, KTLA-TV reports, but the dog’s owners Monday said their pet already has a name: Maggie.
The station also said a motorist put down traffic cones to divert other drivers as Maggie mourned her comrade, who had been struck by a car. The exact street where the dog was hit Wednesday was unclear.
"She's amazing," Aaron Reyes of the L.A. Dept. of Animal Care and Control told KTLA-TV. "They call dogs man's best friend, but as you can see, she's clearly that other dog's best friend as well.”
— Matt Stevens