A puppy named Guardian refused to leave his dead sister’s side on a road even after authorities came to their rescue.
Guardian’s sister was found dead on a road in Texas, USA, but the Catahoula mix continued to try to protect her by staying by her side when officials from Kingsville-Kleberg Health Department Animal Control & Care Center arrived at the ‘accident’ scene.
According to eye witnesses, the American dog growled at the animal control officer when he placed his paw on top of his sibling.
Photos taken by the officers show Guardian’s protective stance as they tried to approach the pair.
Writing on Facebook, Kingsville-Kleberg Health Department Animal Control & Care Center said: ‘This boy wasn’t going to let anyone mess with his sister. ‘Our ACOs had a hard time convincing him everything was going to be alright and they were there to help him.’
The statement continued: ’This call was one of the most heart wrenching for our staff, but we thought we’d share some behind the scene images of situations they are faced with on a regular basis.
‘He will be held on stray hold for the required 4 days. We have already scheduled an adoption at 8am on the day he becomes available (May 29).’
After the incident they explained: ‘He’s still a little confused about what happened, but at least he is now in a safe place with fresh cool water and belly full of food.’