MAN'S BEST FRIEND - Devoted dog 'refuses to move from spot where owner was killed in car crash 18 months ago after locals try and take him in'
A LOYAL dog has refused to leave the site where his owner was killed in a crash 18 months ago, it has been reported.
Local people in Nafpaktos, Greece, have tried to adopt the faithful hound for themselves but the stubborn animal has insisted on staying by the roadside.
The loyal dog waiting at the spot where his owner was killed
Local people give him food and water but he refuses to move
According to local media reports, he’s so devoted that he has stayed there through the seasons, only moving slightly into the shade nearby when it became very hot.
A little kennel for shelter has been built for him and people give him food and water so he can be comfortable as he stays at the scene of the tragedy.
They have also built a shrine for 40-year-old owner Haris, who was hit by a cement mixer and killed in 2017, reports Nafpaktia News.
The unnamed animal has been filmed at the roadside close to where the fatal crash happened.
But it’s unclear how he got there though, as the scene of the crash is seven-and-a-half miles from his home.
Dogs have been known to stay at their owner’s graves for many years.
Last year a dog named Capitan died at his owner’s grave after spending 10 years at the Municipal Cemetery of Villa Carlos Paz, a city in the Argentinian state of Cordoba.
The 15-year-old German Shepherd’s owner, Miguel Guzman, died in 2006 and the dog went missing from the family home some months later.
Guzman’s family thought Capitan had run away, but were shocked to find the dog by its owner’s graveside months later.
No one is sure how Capitan found the cemetery where his owner was buried.
Perhaps the best known story is that of Greyfriars Bobby who spent 14 years guarding the grave of his owner in Edinburgh.
The Skye terrier touched the hearts of residents in the city when he refused to leave the grave of John Gray, who died in 1858.
The dog died in 1872 and is himself buried inside Greyfriars Kirkyard, not far from where his owner is buried.
A statue was erected in his memory and several books and three films based on his life have been produced.
The dog's loyalty has moved local people, who come to visit him
He only moves into the shade when it becomes very hot
A statue to Greyfriars Bobby, the loyal Skye terrier who stayed at his owner's grave for 14 years
- The Sun