KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV/CNN) - A heartwarming story of a friendship between a deer and dog in Missouri has come to a bittersweet end.
The deer, known as Ella, and the pup found each other at a cemetery in Kansas City a few weeks ago.
But animal control officials said the dog would not make it through the winter, living outside with Ella, so they took her to a shelter over the weekend.
Cemetery officials says Ella stood by the animal control van, as workers took the dog away.
They say it was heartbreaking, but it was the best thing to do.
Ella has been living near the cemetery since her mother was hit and killed by a car.