When Emma’s owner passed away, her life immediately changed.
According to the will, Emma was to be put to sleep – and laid to rest – alongside her owner.
It was a situation that left shelter volunteers at Chesterfield County Animal Services in Virginia feeling helpless.
Side note – Dogs can actually tell when you’re upset. Post continues after video.
When Emma arrived at the animal shelter on March 8, volunteers tried desperately to talk the executor of the dead woman’s estate out of euthanising the healthy animal.
“We did suggest they could sign the dog over on numerous occasions, because it’s a dog we could easily find a home for and re-home,” Carrie Jones, the manager of Chesterfield Animal Services, told NBC12.