On a highway near Perm, Russia, a stray German Shepherd dog has been named "Romeo" by locals. His "Juliet" lies deceased beside him. Romeo has been by his friend for over a week, guarding her body and hoping she will wake up. He dragged her away from the roadside where she was struck and has been on a vigil by her side ever since.
Villagers in the area have attempted to help the faithful dog and remove the dead dog but Romeo will not let anyone near her. Local resident Lyudmila Laish told Life News that he is always sitting next to her and tries to warm her with his body. She and other residents can't hold back the tears when they see the dog hugging and trying to wake her. Local children have tried to feed the dog, but he refuses to eat.
Although concerned dog lovers have called utility workers to pick up the dead dog, they have refused to do so, which has distressed many observing the tragic pair. Touched by the tenderness and devotion the dog has shown, several people have decided that they will try and help adopt unfortunate Romeo.
Life News in Russia first reported the story on October 5, but there do not appear to have not been any recent updates since then. Hopefully Romeo will be saved by the kind-hearted observers and not meet a tragic end like his mate.
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