Stand By Me

There is no loyalty like that of a dog, humans however, are sometimes questionable. On New Year's Eve in Montebello, CA a little brown dog...

Horst Hoefinger  |  Jan 13th 2009


There is no loyalty like that of a dog, humans however, are sometimes questionable. On New Year’s Eve in Montebello, CA a little brown dog stood outside the emergency room at the Beverly Hospital.

The dog was pacing outside the emergency room entrance after he had followed an ambulance there. He was believed to be looking for his owner.

Hospital staff dubbed the cute little dog “Beverly” as they continued to find her waiting, day after day, checking out the entrance and parking lot. She really touched their hearts and they took to making sure she was fed. Beverly even slept in the golf cart used by Head security officer Joe Lucero and his staff.

“She even would ride along with us or follow us as we made our rounds of the parking lot,” he said.

The staff thought they had tracked down the owner when they “matched” up Beverly with the ambulance she followed in. The woman lived only a few blocks away from the hospital which would have made sense. When they contacted the woman’s family they did say the dog was hers but later denied it so now the little dog who showed such love and loyalty had no one, except for the hospital staff which had unofficially adopted her.

You’ll be happy to know that one of the staff has “officially” adopted the loyal, loving little brown dog. Now Beverly will always have someone to stand by her.

* Photo Keith Durflinger/SVGTribune.com.