HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM) – A dog from the Houston area was loyal to his owner until the end.  So loyal, he didn’t leave his owner’s side after his owner passed away.

Nine-year-old Charlie was found when someone went to check on his owner.

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He was lying on the body of his deceased owner, refusing to leave despite suffering from severe neglect and illness.

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Charlie is coming to Fort Worth from the Houston area after his owner died and he wouldn’t leave him.

“The best case scenario is for him to go to a medical rescue where he can be rehabilitated and heal and be available for adoption,” said Kerry McKeel of the Harris County Animal Shelter.

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Loyal Charlie is headed to Fort Worth to do just that, going to Friends of Emma Medical Rescue.