The dog who spent his last 9 years living by the side of his owner’s tomb in La Piedad Cemetery, Rosario, Argentina, has passed away.
The dog was known as ‘Collie’ and had touched many hearts across the world when he moved into the cemetery after his owner died.
Relatives of the owner unsuccessfully tried a number of times to give him a new loving home, but he kept coming back.
Locals fed him everyday and tried to look after him, but after many years of sadness and poor shelter, the 12 to 14-year-old dog passed away.
Members of an animal welfare organization had taken him into a clinic due to serious health concerns after several locals heard him howling in pain. Unfortunately it was too late and he died shortly after.
Bobino Federico, veterinary doctor who treated him, said Collie was completely dehydrated and had severe renal failure.
His body will be cremated and his ashes will be scattered alongside his owner.