Okla. Sheriff's Deputy Finds Dog Guarding Body Buried Under Destroyed Home

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A photo from the devastation in Oklahoma of a dirty but adorable dog has gone viral, and now there is a heart-wrenching story to go with the picture. According to Daily Mail U.K., the big-eyed dog in the now-famous photo was found by the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Department guarding a body.

The Sheriff's Department initially posted the photo of the dog on their Twitter after the animal was found sitting amongst the debris of a destroyed home. With the caption "scared, but this little pup survived," the photo quickly started working across the web, along with other stories of hope from Moore.



Officials continued to use social networks to give the dog's growing supporters updates on the animal's condition. After being discovered, the pup was taken to local shelter to be checked over by a medical professional. While the dog spent the night somewhere safe and dry, rescuers uncovered a body from the wreckage where the animal was found.

This grim discovery led many to believe that the deceased was the dog's owner and that the loyal pet was standing guard over his best friend. Upon hearing this, the sheriff deputy who first discovered the dog offered to adopt and care for the canine once the vet approved the animal's condition.

While the deputy's offer is kind, it looks like it may not be necessary. The Sheriff's Office posted the picture of the shaken dog to Facebook along with details and one commenter was quick to react. The woman remarked on the post that she recognized the dog as her brother's pet, Susie, and that the owner is very much alive and worried about Susie's safety. The commenter also included contact information to aid in the reunion of Susie and her pet parent. Officials quickly responded to the comment, letting the woman know they will reach out and do whatever is necessary to reunite the dog with her true family.

Susie's story and the department's work to find her a good home is just one of the many powerful examples of citizens working together to help those affected in Moore. Over a few short days, several Facebook pages have formed to help owners reunite with their pets, along with efforts dedicated to helping the animals of Moore. See how you can help here.

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daledstiles

Whoops !!!!! SCHIPPERKE

May 22 2013 at 5:06 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
richyalf

Better than most people!

May 22 2013 at 5:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
daledstiles

OK, i'll bite. What the hell is a Shipperke ??????

May 22 2013 at 4:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
oinkoriginals

Does no one recognize the fact that the little pup is wearing a collar with tags which should have some identifying information on them, A license number or rabies tag number are traceable to the owner....or at least the vet who gave the shot. Also, don't worry about proving or disproving the woman who says the dog is her brothers. The dog herself will let everyone know. She'll either be joyful to see her owner or not. Simple.

May 22 2013 at 4:49 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
oinkoriginals

Hello people...does no one recognize the fact that the little pup is wearing a collar with tags and those tags should have identifying information on them. The license number or even the rabies tag should have a number which would be traceable. Also...don't worry. The pup herself will either prove or disprove that someone is her owner. She'll be joyful to recognize them or not. It's simple.

May 22 2013 at 4:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
nomad1

looks like a binturong. a bearcat. : )

May 22 2013 at 4:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
liweijuan1998

what breed is this dog?

May 22 2013 at 4:36 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
santee914

The dog may have been guarding someone he knew.
And he or she might also make are really good search dog since he or she has already alerted on a body.

May 22 2013 at 4:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
santee914

The body still may have been someone the dog knew.
In fact, this dog might be a really good search dog.
He might already be a good cadaver search dog.

May 22 2013 at 4:34 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Max Lilly

I had a chiwawa who killed a Doberman, the Doberman choked on him.

May 22 2013 at 4:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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