Dog stood by body of friend, reunited with family

April 16, 2012 - 8:15 PM
CORRECTION Dog Braves Traffic

CORRECTS DATE OF PHOTO TO APRIL 11 - In this Wednesday, April 11, 2012 image provided by County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control, a black Labrador retriever stands by yellow Lab that was hit in La Puente, Calif. The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control says the 2-year-old dog, who animal shelter staff and volunteers have named Grace, appears to have been well cared for. (AP Photo/County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A loyal Labrador retriever named Maggie, who was videotaped as she guarded the body of a yellow Lab hit and killed by a car in Southern California, has been reunited with her family.

Maggie's family claimed her Monday from a Los Angeles Shelter, after she'd been spayed and microchipped and dozens had offered to adopt her.

A good Samaritan saw the incident in La Puente last Wednesday, called officers, put traffic cones around the dogs and took the video that touched hearts across the country.

Animal Care and Control Capt. Aaron Reyes says officers were getting the dogs out of the street at the same time Maggie's family was at the shelter looking for her.

He says Maggie can go home Tuesday after shelter workers inspect her home.