DALLAS, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- A Texas man captured a heart-wrenching photo of a Dallas area dog standing watch over another deceased canine on the side of the road.
Samuel Flores came across the Great Pyrenees standing over another dog, apparently hit by a car near the Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Flores then posted the photo to local animal right's activist, Julie Fennell's Facebook page. Fennell then passed it on to an animal advocacy group who sent a volunteer to assist the dog until she was able to make it to the scene herself.
"He was just kind of sitting guard, like a statue, just sitting there watching guard over his friend's body," Fennell told NBC Dallas. "It really looks like she was hit in the road, you can see the blood on the road, and it looks like he drug her up onto the grass out of the road."
The Great Pyrenees was later taken to an animal shelter where it was claimed by its owners, who revealed that both dogs belonged to them.
They identified the deceased dog as their 1-year-old Shepherd mix named Marley, who escaped with his loyal friend when the owners left the garage door open.