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Ready to have your heart broken? 15-year-old photographer Hunter Cone certainly wasn't when he was on assignment in Savannah, Georgia's Laurel Grove North Cemetery. While he was searching for a specific monument in the cemetery he found a much more interesting subject, a mother dog sitting so still he thought she was a statue at first.

Despite temperatures dipping below freezing, a stray in Savannah has been unwavering in her vigil to guard her deceased puppy which she buried in the graveyard. Cone and his mother tried to bring food to the dog in mourning, but she refused to let anyone get close to her pup. Originally, she was found lying in the open with her pup next to her before she decided to bury it underneath a bush. Regardless, she sticks around, making the Cones and others interested in the story believe that the puppy was the last of her litter.

Hunter and his mother have been visiting the mother dog everyday hoping she will let them get close so they can bring her in from the cold, but with little success. The Cones are concerned about what will happen to the mother as Chatham County law prevents local rescue groups from taking her, she will instead be taken to animal control. The thought of having a grieving mother dog put in the pound is disheartening to the Cones as well as all those who have learned of her.

Animal control officers have been trying to catch the dog for days, but to no avail. Hunter Cone stated, "Everybody is concerned about her, I mean, the dog braced through the cold, starvation and thirst to stay with its dead puppy. I don’t want there to be another dead dog in the cemetery. As ironic as it sounds. It’s still very sad. If this doesn’t prove that dogs have feelings just like humans do, I don’t think anything else will.”

 

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Credit: Facebook / Hunter Cone

Animal control officers have been trying to catch the dog for days, but to no avail. Hunter Cone stated, "Everybody is concerned about her, I mean, the dog braced through the cold, starvation and thirst to stay with its dead puppy. I don’t want there to be another dead dog in the cemetery. As ironic as it sounds. It’s still very sad. If this doesn’t prove that dogs have feelings just like humans do, I don’t think anything else will.”

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