Dog Who Ate Master Looking For A Home
Concerned Relatives Called Police
PHILADELPHIA -- The family of a 75-year-old man whose remains were eaten by his his dog is looking for a good home for the man's Labrador Retriever.
The puppy was left alone for several days when its owner died. The dog ate part of the man's body, authorities said.
Police who entered the house Thursday found body parts scattered in three rooms, along with an 8-month-old Labrador named Shadow.
Burhart lived in a rowhouse in the Fishtown section of Philadelphia. Police believe Shadow ate some of his remains out of hunger.
Burhart's family said he got the dog about six months ago for companionship. Despite what happened, nobody seems to blame the dog. Burhart's brothers are now taking care of the dog and said they are sure that the dog did not kill him.
Burhart's brother, Rudolph Burhart, 68, took the dog in but is looking for a family with plenty of time and patience to adopt him.
"I guess he is scared of being left alone," Burhart said. "You can't even go to the bathroom without him following you."