Jim found the piece and wanted to share it with his fellow dog lovers.Here's a heartbreaking story of Laika the space dog. She was the first dog sent into outer space by the Soviets and the first to orbit Earth. There was a fantastic story written about the loveable pooch entitled 'Why We Still Want Laika the Space Dog to Come Home.'

Its a great piece, for anyone who loves dogs, regardless if you remember Laika's story or not.

We also found a video below of a various news pieces that capture Laika's story.