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Grieving Pit Bull Stays with Dead Mate for 14 Hours [Video]

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In a beautiful picture of true commitment, a grieving male pit bull stayed by the side of his dead partner for 14 hours over the weekend after his female pit bull companion was struck and killed by a car.

Following the sad ordeal, which took place on Friday in Phoenix, Arizona, an image of the two animals was posted on Facebook and users urged one another to find what could be done to get the broken-hearted pit the help he needed.

Yahoo! reports that as of now, the male dog is grieving in a pen at local animal shelter and it is not clear what will become of him.

Even though the male pitt bull was wearing a harness when he was picked up, he did not have an owner tag and no one has come forward to claim him, according to Daily Mail.

The paper adds that the dog’s emotional state is worrisome for the people caring for him, and there are no current plans to put him up for adoption because of it.

“He’s a little withdrawn and he appears to be very sad,” Rodrigo Silva of Aanimal Care and Control in Phoenix said. “If he continues to show these signs of withdrawal we will place him in a recovery home that can help him with his grieving. I am not certain we will be placing him up for adoption.”

While most web users that heard the news of the heartbroken pit were moved to tears, Karyn Aspan, a Facebook user from Chicago, said that the story of the dog instead made her angry.

“I am so pissed about this,” Aspan is quoted as saying by the NY Post. “Animal control responded 14.5 hours later. I was so outraged I even called the mayor’s office and had posted on Facebook in hopes that the mayor’s office would be bombarded with calls.”

Fox News Phoenix has more on the sad story of the grieving pit bull in the video below:

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53 Responses to “Grieving Pit Bull Stays with Dead Mate for 14 Hours [Video]”

  1. Janet Palma

    This poor boy deserves to be adopted by the most loving human on earth. If I lived there, I would be running to get him in a heartbeat and give him all the love he deserves including a new mate. If only humans were this wonderful…:(

  2. Cathie Stamos Plassmann

    Bless the beasts and the children….love knows no boundaries.

  3. Tammy Noakes

    How terrible… and this is what happens when dogs are allowed to run free.

  4. Nicki Bostick

    This is sad picture of beautiful devition!! To Ms. Aspan isay karma will come to your door!! I hope you will NEVER have to grieve for your mate or loved one because we will make sure we call the authorities on YOU!! Just because they are canines and not human does not mean they are loyal, faithful, and emotional!!! Thry deserve just as much respect as humans!!!

  5. Nicki Bostick

    This is sad picture of beautiful devition!! To Ms. Aspan isay karma will come to your door!! I hope you will NEVER have to grieve for your mate or loved one because we will make sure we call the authorities on YOU!! Just because they are canines and not human does not mean they are loyal, faithful, and emotional!!! Thry deserve just as much respect as humans!!!

  6. Celtic Moon

    Nicki, read the story. Ms Aspan was outraged that animal control did not respond until 14 1/2 hours later. She called the Mayor's office (from Chicago) about it and basically started a one woman campaign in hopes of getting people to bombard his office she was so outraged. Read, people, read!

  7. Thomas Sims

    I would take that dog in a New York Minute. I have 3 dogs and all 3 are rescued dogs. One had 6 puppies. Toby was given to me by a woman I met on a city bus that was going to release it on the street not knowing if she was pregnant or not. Month and half after I got her, she gave birth to 6 puppies. I would adopt a rescued dog before buying from a breeder or a store

  8. Terri Harding Horner Ridgway

    What is Animal Control's excuse for leaving a LIVE animal out unattended for 14.5 hours? Did they expect Sanitation to pick up the male too?

  9. Celia Crecy

    Sad & beautiful all at the same time. Such devotion. See pitbulls can be gentle & loving

  10. Celia Crecy

    Sad & beautiful all at the same time. Such devotion. See pitbulls can be gentle & loving

  11. Den Mock III

    I have a good home here in Atlanta for that Pit, he looks just like my 6 year old female Pit, 80 lb lap dog…

  12. Den Mock III

    I have a good home here in Atlanta for that Pit, he looks just like my 6 year old female Pit, 80 lb lap dog…

  13. Paula Anderson-Bailey

    I agree with Ms. Aspan. Why did it take 14 1/2 hours for someone to do something? I would hate to live around there, how long does it take to get help for a human? Maybe 7 1/2 hours for people? Come on! 14 1/2 hours! Shameful! I hope someone can give the remaining dog a good home and help him overcome his grief. God Bless him. 14 1/2 HOURS! REALLY! Sorry, but, WOW! Smh…….

  14. Paula Anderson-Bailey

    I agree with Ms. Aspan. Why did it take 14 1/2 hours for someone to do something? I would hate to live around there, how long does it take to get help for a human? Maybe 7 1/2 hours for people? Come on! 14 1/2 hours! Shameful! I hope someone can give the remaining dog a good home and help him overcome his grief. God Bless him. 14 1/2 HOURS! REALLY! Sorry, but, WOW! Smh…….

  15. Debra Lynn Pancake

    Breaks my heart. Where is the asshole who hit the female? I hope someone adopts this sad doggie. I would if I lived there. Plz..someone save him!!

  16. Joan E Radcliffe

    Ms. Aspan, thank you for giving them H*ll. I hope this boy finds a loving home.

  17. Joan E Radcliffe

    Ms. Aspan, thank you for giving them H*ll. I hope this boy finds a loving home.

  18. Maria Vickers

    So sad. I can also understand being upset and mad that animal control did not respond for 14.5 hours. That made me sad also, but i wonder also if the slow response time was because of when they were called. If no one called, they cant respond.

  19. Julie Catalan

    Aww poor dog wish I could bring him home with me

  20. Jackie Benoit

    If i was close i would take this poor baby!!I had a pit for 13yrs. I have her son she passed a way her son was so heart broken we could not say her name he would cry!!My heart goes out to this poor baby i hope some one takes him and gives him all the love he needs:(

  21. Ellen Daube-Civitello

    Agreed…..my daughter, who has 2 children, has adopted 4 pits, one a Katrina dog left to starve on a balcony when her owners abandoned their apartment. She was so weak from hunger, she couldn't get away from rats that chewed off most of her tail. She, & her other adopted "siblings" are the sweetest, loving dogs. They all think they're lap dogs, & can't wait to greet me. The Katrina pup has "adopted" my youngest granddaughter, who is now 7, but was 2 months old when Tinkerbell was brought to NY for adoption. When the girl goes to school, Tink lays around moping on her bed, in the sun (she hates to be cold), but as soon as the school bus stops, she's bouncing with joy. They are wonderful dogs, & I hate that they do tend to get misunderstood. Please, someone help this poor little guy!!!!!

  22. Monica Miller

    My pit got killed my a car with is bf. Other pit when I was preg

  23. Ellen Daube-Civitello

    I just hope more people will begin to realize this! :)

  24. Mary LaRusso

    Who is Karyn Aspan? Debbie Kvapil from Midwest Rescue are working on finding the male Pit a home, and are also responsible for helping rescue this poor, sweet boy. The media should highlight outfits, like Midwest Rescue out of the Chicago area, as well as individuals, when reporting these types of stories so people know who to call when they unfortunately see these situations. Midwest Rescue has a nationwide network that helps foster and save dogs, like Me.Pitts, and educate the public as well.

  25. Suzanne Lane

    And people think animals are du;mb. And pit bulls in particular are giiven a bad rep! I truly belive its how they are raised. If somone raised them for figting (which is outrageoous and people should all goto jail ) of course they will be mean but raised in a loving environment will be loving back. Anywa yback on topic…this shows that the are intelligent and loving. So sad, I too teared up seeing this also. I hope that hegets the care that he needs to be able to adopted by a loving family. God Bless him and his caregivers My heart and prayers go out to everhyone involved.

  26. Sandra Weidlich Hill

    Where were the owners when they are found they should be fined or something the dogs should not have been running around that makes me so damn mad

  27. Tracy Goings

    I pray to God that shelter is not a killer. you would be amazed at how many say they don't put them down but in fact do.As in the Houston spca 65% of animals never make it there and all pits or any breed looking pit are put down automatically. I hope for this guy he has a long happy life.

  28. Stefanie Nicole DeGeer

    Its amazing the love an animal has for others I have a pitbull he is the sweetest dog I have ever owned he is great with my kids if u were to find all the pitbulls in the world u would see that they r great dogs I love pitbulls I feel so bad for this pitbull cuz he lost his love

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  32. Rhonda Sparks

    I hope he finds a new human to love him, better than the last one he had. He has such a sadness in his eyes and perhaps had only known love from his girlfriend who was struck by the car. Animals have feelings…sometimes I think greater than humans.

  33. Charlene Price

    This little man is sad. but as humans the grieving process isn't overnight. he needs time and love. it anyone who decides his future should read these please give time to heal. he's earned that much!

  34. Angela Jimmie Moore Jr.

    WHY DON'T YOU READ & LEARN TO UNDERSTAND THE WORDS…ALL YOU JUST DID WAS REPEAT WHY WAS WRITTEN DUMMY

  35. Angela Jimmie Moore Jr.

    YOU TOO NEED TO LEARN TO READ & UNDERSTAND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  36. Nicki Bostick

    To angela jimmie moore jr…..sweetheaet i CAN read…..dont need to be judged by the likes of you. YOU need to learn to not judge others. Just because my opinion doesnt match yours, doesnt me mine is wrong! I have the right to my OPINION….so, back off!!

  37. Celtic Moon

    First, you really don't need to "yell". Second, there is no need to call anyone names. Third, I repeated what was said in the story to get the point across that it was not read properly. Fourth,I understood the story just fine thank you, and I comment Ms if you want to yell, name call and be generally rude to someone, at least learn to put your last sentence together properly. Have a good day! : – )

  38. Celtic Moon

    Sorry, hit the button too mistakenly as I was editing. As I was saying, I commend Ms Aspan for what she did. It's wonderful to see people getting involved in something that disturbs them and take action. As I stated, there is no need to be rude by "yelling" and calling names. And I was not being rude to Nicki as you seem to have thought. I was merely stating that one should read a story before jumping to conclusions.
    Again, have a wonderful day.

  39. Cassie Nova

    I think the reason he won't be adopted out is because he is withdrawn, he could be reluctant to intergrade with other dogs because of the trauma he suffered with his mates passing. My beagle mix watched her 'brother' pass away && she's very reluctant to play with other dogs