St. Louis, MO – This week, a faithful dog showed her love and devotion to her canine friend after he was struck by a car, suffering catastrophic injuries. The heartbreaking situation was discovered by a member of Stray Rescue on Monday and a video of the distraught dog, dubbed Heart, was posted to social media.
Donna was out checking on another dog when she came up to traffic on Hwy 70. There was a group gathered around a dog who had been hit, and his loyal friend staying by his side. He is badly hurt, we're heading to our trauma center now, updates to come. His friend is so worried pic.twitter.com/t4FdRjEG3s
— Stray Rescue (@StrayRescue) January 2, 2023
The injured dog, dubbed Soul, was carefully loaded into a car and transported to a veterinarian for emergency care. But x-rays from the exam revealed an injury that Soul could not survive. The rescue group shared the devastating news and how they were letting his loyal friend say goodbye:
These two. 💔
We kindly sedated him immediately and took x-rays. We’re so sad to tell you his back is broken and it cannot be fixed. We named her Heart and we named him Soul. We’re going to give her the time she needs to say goodbye to her friend, as he is not in pain right now. This is true love.
And then the final update…
Heart fell asleep on Soul. We’re all grieving with her. We are going to get a little pendant to wear on her collar w some of his ashes so she can always carry him with her. To everyone who lost a dear friend or family member this year, we are so sorry. 💔
Rest in peace Soul.