05/24/2012 01:59 pm ET Updated May 24, 2012

Grieving Pitbull Refused To Leave Dead Companion's Side (VIDEO)

A male pitbull refused to leave the side of a female pit bull that lay dead on the side of a road in Phoenix, AZ. last Friday, Fox 10 News reports.

Now the photo is going viral after it was posted on Facebook.

When no one immediately came to collect the dead dog, a nearby business set out food and water for the surviving animal where he nuzzled his deceased companion for 14 hours.

The city council removed the dead animal and took the live dog to an animal shelter on Saturday morning.

"He is doing well," Rodrigo Silva, an animal control official told Fox 10 News. "He's a little withdrawn and he appears to be very sad."

According to a report from the Examiner, the animal is now being prepped for adoption thanks to a New Hope dog rescue program in Maricopa County.

While the story is certainly a sad one, the outpour of emotion closely resembles a similar story last October when a grieving dog refused to leave the side of a fallen Navy Seal at his funeral.