The death of a 14 year old dog called Nicoletta whose story touched many hearts has made the headlines in Italy.
Since January 2009, Nicoletta has spent the last 10 years living next to her owner’s grave.
The bitch was adopted by the cemetery workers and residents of the island, who fed and cared for her. Recently, old age caused her health to deteriorate.
Nicoletta was known to spend long hours on the grave of her German owner in a touching story, similar to that of Hachiko.