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Loyal Dog's Real Owner Finally Comes Forward (VIDEO)

Authorities said the owners of Labrador retriever that was found guarding the body of a dog killed by a hit-and-run driver on a busy La Puente street have contacted them.

The owners of a Labrador retriever that was have contacted authorities and will be allowed to take possession of the animal, probably tomorrow, authorities said today.

The black Labrador -- whose name is Maggie -- had been named Grace byworkers at the .

The canine became the center of international attention after video footage surfaced  showing her standing guard over a fatally injured dog on a La Puente street last week, said Capt. Aaron Reyes of the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control.  

Reyes said the owners of the dog contacted authorities today, and provided documentation that showed Maggie is their pet.

They will take possession of the animal, probably tomorrow, after authorities inspect their property, Reyes said. The owners, whose names were not being released publicly, will be issued citations for having an unregistered dog, and for allowing the animal to run loose, Reyes said.

- City News Service

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