A tiny Pekingese puppy tried his best to lick his dead litter mate awake while heartbroken onlookers teared up as they watched the pup in a pet store window in Athens, Greece.
According to the Daily Mail, the pet store, located in the shopping district of Pagrati, can be seen licking the face of his companion. The puppy licks and nudges his lifeless companion in an attempt to bring the little one back to life. According to local media, the puppies had been kept in a small window container – newspaper covered the feces and urine from the little ones.
The pet shop did not have a license to sell dogs or cats and animal rights advocates are currently in the process of obtaining a court order to perform a necropsy of the deceased puppy. That same pet store had a complaint filed against it several years prior.
No arrests have been made at this time.
The video can be viewed at this link. (Please be warned the content is disturbing and graphic and may not be suitable for all viewing audiences)
(Photos and video of dead litter mate via Daily Mail)
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