Animal Videos: A Loyal Companion to the End

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Editor's Note: This video contains somewhat graphic imagery of a fatally wounded dog.

Animal control officers in La Puenta, CA are seeking the owner of (or a new home for) a brave two-year-old Labrador who refused to leave the side of her companion, another dog who had been struck and killed by a car.

According to the County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control, Grace was "laying in the street next to another dog, which was motionless and had suffered obvious head trauma."

Grace has been moved to a local shelter, with the hopes that, if her owner does not turn up, she will be quickly adopted into a loving home.

According to the video uploader, the people filming this video "risked their lives walking out into traffic to put up traffic cones... and called for help." They were not in any way involved with the original accident, said to be a hit-and-run.

Though incredibly tragic, it is touching to see Grace's extreme compassion and care. It is something that, obviously and unfortunately, not all humans possess. We hope Grace is welcomed into a suitably amazing home.

Kitteh Survives 19-Story Fall

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Kitteh Survives 19-Story Fall
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A kitteh named Sugar survived a 19-story fall from her owner's Boston apartment.

Sugar landed on a small patch of mulch, which helped lessen the impact of the fall. Animal Rescue League of Boston assistant manager Mike Brammer said Sugar's "flying-squirrel"-like ability to glide also helped her survive the harrowing ordeal.

Sugar's hoomin, Brittney Kirk, who was tracked down via a microchip implanted in her cat, says she left the window open so that Sugar wouldn't get too hot. "[I]f there were a cat to fall 19 stories and to be fine, I think it would definitely be Sugar, because she's a pretty special cat," she said.

Special, indeed! Thank goodness kittehs have nine lives!