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Dallas dog who stood guard over fallen friend goes home

Reuters logo Reuters 11/12/2015 Lisa Maria Garza

Brian, the Great Pyrenees dog who watched over his fallen friend in Dallas. © Courtesy of Dallas City Public Information Office Brian, the Great Pyrenees dog who watched over his fallen friend in Dallas. A Great Pyrenees who dragged his canine companion off a Dallas road after she was fatally hit by a car and was seen standing watch in a widely circulated photograph will be reunited with his family, animal rescuers said on Wednesday.

The unidentified family claimed ownership of the Great Pyrenees named Brian on Tuesday evening and told Dallas Animal Services that Brian and Marley, the shepherd mix who was killed, escaped from their home on Saturday when the garage door was accidentally left open.

The animal rescue group said neither dog had a collar or was microchipped.

A passerby notified local animal advocate Julie Fennell who, along with another woman, retrieved Brian and Marley from a sidewalk near Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery and drove them in separate vehicles to the city's shelter.

"I had to pick him up and carry him to my car because he wouldn't move," Fennell said.

"Brian looked for her out of my back window as we drove away."

Dallas Animal Services said Brian will be microchipped and neutered before he is returned home. (Reporting by Lisa Maria Garza; Editing by by Jon Herskovitz and Sandra Maler)


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