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LA PUENTE (CBS) — A passing motorist put out traffic cones on a busy La Puente street to protect a Labrador Retriever as it stood watch over another lab that had been killed by a vehicle, animal control officers said Saturday.

Video shot by the motorist showed a yellow lab down in the 1200 block of Hacienda Boulevard, with a black lab standing next to it.

“When I saw the video clip taken by a passerby’s cellphone, I became emotional,” said Marcia Mayeda, director of the Los Angeles County animal

shelter in Baldwin Park.

“Our officers picked up both dogs from the location, and the brave dog, who staff and volunteers have named Grace, will be available for adoption

soon,” Mayeda said.

The Baldwin Park Animal Care Center is at 4275 Elton Street in Baldwin Park.

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