Animal rescuers tasked with getting a dog’s body off the side of a road in Texas came to the scene to find the dog’s grieving brother keeping watch over her body.
Employees of Kingsville Kleberg Health Department Animal Control & Care Center were called to a deserted rural road in Kleberg County, Texas on Friday morning, reported the sun.
They arrived to find a female dog, who they say was hit and killed by a vehicle and was guarded by another dog.
The pair of dogs turned out to be brother and sister.
“This boy didn’t let anyone mess with his sister,” center officials said.
“Our Animal Control Officers had a hard time convincing him that everything would be fine and they were there to help him.”
The center staff decided to call the loyal dog Guardian and now hold him for the required four days.
If not claimed, he will be released for an adoption already scheduled at 8:00 AM on May 29.
“This call was one of the most heartbreaking for our employees, but we thought we would regularly share behind the scenes footage of situations they are facing,” the staff added.
The center says this incident sheds light on some of the heartbreaking calls their staff regularly has.
“He’s still a little confused about what happened, but at least he’s in a safe place with fresh, cool water and a belly full of food,” the staff added in an update on Facebook.
It is listed as a Catahoula mix and is estimated to be six to twelve months old.
Catahoula Leopard dogs are known to be excellent watchdogs.
The name comes from Choctaw’s Native American language, meaning sacred more.