UPDATE: 9:00 a.m. The good Samaritan who protected a Labrador Retriever is expected to adopt the animal today.
The black Labrador -named Grace by workers at the - will be spayed and then released to the man who saw her standing guard on a busy La Puente street last week, said Evelina Villa of the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control.
The man, whose name has not been released, spotted the dog on Hacienda Boulevard and placed traffic cones on the street around it and the fatally injured yellow Labrador. He called animal control workers, then took
The black Labrador had no identification tag and no microchip to identify its owner. As of today, it had not been claimed.
Animal control workers retrieved the dead dog and the black Labrador, then circulated the photos and video to news media, and the story garnered international attention.
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A line is expected to form at the Monday, when a Labrador Retriever that made worldwide headlines for its loyalty will be placed for adoption.
The black lab is now named Grace by shelter workers. She was photographed standing guard in a busy La Puente street last week, next to the body of a yellow lab that had been struck and killed in heavy morning commute traffic.
A passing good Samaritan spotted the black lab on Hacienda Boulevard, and placed traffic cones around it and the dead animal in the street. The passerby called animal control workers, then took photos and video.
Los Angeles County animal control workers retrieved the dead dog and the black lab, then sent the photos to a wire service. The story and photos have since moved animal lovers around the world.
Six people have already asked to adopt Grace, and the dog will be awarded to "the first person who comes in and starts the paperwork on the animal" according to a shelter worker, who identified herself only as Erika today.
The is at 4275 Elton Street in Baldwin Park.