An Akita dog in Ukraine, dubbed “the Hachiko of Makariv” by local media, has found a new home, said Anton Gerashchenko, adviser to Ukraine’s internal affairs minister.

The dog, Reeny, became famous for loyally waiting for the return of its original owner in front of their home, not knowing that the woman had been raped and killed in a house next door in Makariv in the northern Ukraine province of Kyiv, after Russia launched its invasion of its neighbor.

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