A photo of two puppies comforting each other taken by New York City’s non-profit — Rescue Dogs Rock NYC has gone viral. The two dogs were rescued weeks apart and from two different shelters, but they didn’t take long before befriending each other.
For a little back story, the 3-month-old boxer puppy named “Sammie” was shot, dragged behind a car and spray painted. The poor puppy suffered from a traumatizing incident which left him with a gunshot wound, a broken bone and a need for a skin graft.
After Sammie arrived at the animal shelter, Simon, a border collie suffering from mange and neglect, instantly befriended the puppy.
When the two puppies first met, they immediately became friends.
Sammie was lying on the X-ray table when Simon was let out of his kennel. Simon then went straight to Sammie and laid his paw on the table. The two puppies then touched noses.
Just look at the beautiful picture shared by the animal shelter. It’s amazing to see two animals showing compassion for one another.
According to Stacey Silverstein, the cofounder of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC, the two dogs seemed to form an instant connection.
“THE PICTURE REALLY SPEAKS FOR ITSELF,” SAID SILVERSTEIN. “YOU CAN SEE SIMON COMFORTING SAMMIE. IT SHOWS THAT ANIMALS HAVE COMPASSION AND THEY FEEL. SIMON WOULD GO TO SAMMIE’S KENNEL TO COMFORT HIM AND PLAY WITH HIM AND SIT WITH HIM OFTEN.”
While at the vet recovering, Silverstein says the two formed a strong bond with Simon acting as Sammie’s caretaker.
It’s disheartening to think that humans did something like this to the puppy, but at least both dogs are now properly cared for. Thanks to the efforts of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC, the two dogs will receive the treatment they desperately need.
Silverstein says she hopes the story will raise awareness about the horrific treatment animals are forced to endure.
“We want to use this opportunity to educate others across the country,” said Silverstein. “It shows these two very neglected dogs in horrific circumstances comforting each other. Animals feel.”
Please SHARE this with your friends and family.