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Loyal Dog That Stayed By His Owner's Side After Death, Up For Adoption

Reported: Jan. 27, 2014 11:25 AM EST
Updated: Jan. 27, 2014 11:40 AM EST
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LANCASTER, Pa. (Bethany Simmons, WZTV, Nashville) - A loyal Pennsylvania pup that apparently stayed by his owner's side for more than than a day after she died, barking to bring attention to the her death, is up for adoption.

Police said Claudine Murphy, 61, of Lancaster County likely died of hypothermia when she was found Saturday afternoon.

Now family members want to find her faithful friend "Chase" a new home. Murphy was walking the mixed yellow Labrador Saturday afternoon, neighbors said.

Her body was discovered some 30 hours later on Sunday, when a neighbor heard Chase barking and found him beside the body.

Nancy Althouse, a friend of Murphy's, runs an informal animal rescue operation called United Rescue Effort and is now handling inquiries from potential adopters.

Those interested in adopting Chase, should call Althouse at 717-445-5306.



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