A heartbreaking photo of a rabbit who kept vigil at his dead mate's side shows why it's so dangerous to dump unwanted pets on the street.
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The black and white rabbit, whom rescuers named Maslow, and his matching mate had apparently been "set free" earlier this month by an irresponsible owner who didn't want them anymore.
Unfortunately, Maslow's mate didn't survive for long. She was tragically hit by a car and died in the middle of a Hayward, California, road. But her partner stayed by her side. A photo taken by rescuers show him sitting alert a few yards away from her, keeping watch over her body.