Dog saved after owner wanted it to be buried with her dies

Posted at 11:55 PM, Jan 27, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-27 23:55:20-05

Kanab, Utah – A German Shepherd named Bela became famous after his owner requested the dog to be buried with her when she died.

Bela was taken across the country last year to spend the rest of his days in the Best Friends Animal Society.

According to, the owner of the dog stated that the dog could be sent to the shelter as an alternative to putting him down.

Donations poured in to the shelter for Bela, but just one month later, Bela had to be put down. Bela had a very fast growing cancer the medical director says.

Bela is now being cremated and his ashes will be buried with the owner now.

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