NJ Troopers rescue dog who didn't want to leave dead dog's side

(New Jersey State Police via Facebook)

Police in New Jersey say they had to coax a German Shepherd on a busy interstate to leave a dead pit bull that it was found lying next to.

New Jersey state police said that troopers responded Thursday morning to a report of two dogs in the shoulder of Interstate 280 in Newark.

The troopers said the pit bull was dead when they arrived. They say the German Shepherd didn't want to leave its side, but they were able to coax it into a trooper's car.

Police say neither dog had a collar or any identification on it. The German Shepherd was given to a dog rescue.

It wasn't clear how the dog died and the case remained under investigation.

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