Animal Rights

German Shepherd Waits Weeks For Murdered Owner

| by Emily Smith
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A loyal Texas dog waited weeks for his owner to come home after the man was killed while working at a convenience store, according to ABC News.

Neighbors in Houston, Texas, saw the German Shepherd waiting at the front gate to the apartment complex where his 54-year-old owner Hatem Abuharbid lived. Abuharbid was killed during a robbery on Feb. 7.

“You could just tell that he was a lost dog,” Cassandra Eubanks, a neighbor, said. “He would follow the cars and when he would realize that it was not his owner’s car, he would just stand there and look helpless.”

Abuharbid was shot in the thigh when two men robbed the Kay-B convenience store where he worked. The bullet pierced an artery and later caused him to die.

“Of course he’s confused because he doesn’t know what’s going on,” Eubanks said. “He hadn’t seen his owner in two weeks.”

Although residents of the apartment left food and water for the dog, he wouldn’t go near any people. Finally, one resident, Maranda Perez, decided to use her own dog to coax Abuharbid’s pet away.

According to Perez, the dog was still shaken up when she finally got a leash around him.

Perez will foster the dog for a week. After that, Abuharbid’s brother will adopt him.

Sources: ABC News, Fox News

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