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Dog Braves Traffic To Stay With Fatally Struck Companion (VIDEO, UPDATE)

Posted: 04/15/2012 12:59 pm Updated: 04/16/2012 6:01 pm

By Associated Press

LA PUENTE, Calif. -- Los Angeles county animal control officials are heralding the loyalty of a black Labrador retriever that braved traffic to stay by another dog that was fatally struck by a car.

A motorist who saw the dogs on a La Puente street Wednesday morning put down traffic cones to alert other drivers and shot video of the dogs. The video released Saturday showed the female Labrador lying next to a motionless, yellow Labrador as vehicles pass dangerously close to them.

The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control says the 2-year-old dog, who animal shelter staff and volunteers have named Grace, appears to have been well cared for.

However, nobody has come forward to claim her so she is up for adoption.

UPDATE: City News Service reports that the man who set up traffic cones to protect Grace and her canine companion has stepped up again -- this time, to adopt Grace. According to Sherman Oaks Patch, Grace will be spayed at the Baldwin Park Animal Care Center and then released to her new owner, who has not been named.

WATCH ABC Los Angeles' video report on Grace's story.

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