01/31/2012 06:24 pm ET

Maya Rudolph, On 'Conan,' Spreads Love For Ollie, The Pup Who Found The Hollywood Head (VIDEO)

After a human head was found near the Hollywood Sign, our hearts, rightfully so, went out to the victim, his loved ones and the hikers who made the gruesome discovery. But have any of us insensitive humans thought about the poor pup who first came upon the severed head?

On "Conan O'Brien" Monday, "Bridesmaids" actress Maya Rudolph revealed that she is friends with the dog's owner, and that both the owner and the dog needed comforting after the traumatic event. You may think that a dog wouldn't understand what he's dug up -- or, at the very least, wouldn't care what he's dug up -- but not so.

The pooch involved was a golden retriever named Ollie. Rudolph recounted the doggie nightmare: "I think he's a digger, and so he was digging, and he came out like all proud with this bag and something fell out. And it was the head, guys."

Rudolph and Conan went on to say that officials detained Ollie for four hours and even put him in the back of the squad car. While Ollie was sitting in the backseat like a criminal, a photo, displayed in the video above, was snapped of him. As Rudolph described the eerily human expression in the pic, he "looks like he's been through hell."

The actress was also frustrated that Ollie was nominated for, and not instantly awarded, an American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) award. "He wasn't given one yet. They nominated him," she said in disbelief. "Meaning, he's gotta wait to see if somebody else came up with something better than finding a head!"