The heart-wrenching photo surfaced on Facebook and made people take action. "Can anybody help this poor dog, his buddy got hit by a car, I'm assuming and he's by his guard," wrote Samuel Flores, who originally posted the photo.
Meanwhile, animal advocate Julie Fennell was in southeast Dallas where trash bags of dead animals are dumped almost daily, trying to feed some of the animals who are abandoned alive. "I had posted on Facebook that I was going to see if anyone else was out there," Fennell told The Dodo. "Samuel Flores posted the picture under my post asking if I could help."
Fennell immediately posted the photo on an animal advocates page and begged someone who was closer to get there. Sam stayed by the dogs until fellow advocate Jessy Faiferlick could make the trip. Fennell was also on her way.
Faiferlick arrived, the dog barked at her when she got close to the body of his friend. But when he realized she was there to help, he sat down and gave her a paw.