THE STORY BEHIND THIS PHOTO OF TWO
ABUSED DOGS COMFORTING EACH OTHER
All dog lovers know that our favorite furry friends are an endless
source of selfless and loyal love. And this astounding story about
two rescue dogs—Simon and Sammie—is the perfect example of
that innate canine compassion.
In an image shared by Rescue Dogs Rock NYC, you'll see Simon
(right) showing support for a fellow abused dog, Sammie (left),
as he received medical care in New York City, according to the
organization's Facebook page. Simon was comforting Sammie,
who has two broken legs and is in danger of infection. In this
moment, Sammie was fighting for his life.
Before being rescued, Sammie, a three to four-month-old boxer
puppy, was spray painted, shot in the head, and dragged by a car
resulting in horrific injuries all over his body, his YouCaring fund-
raising page explains. As for Simon, a one-year-old Border Collie
mix, he received medical care for mange, a skin disease covering
his body, Today.com reported.
When these sweet pups first met, Sammie was on an X-ray table.
Just nearby, Simon was let out of his kennel and immediately
rushed to Sammie's side and put his paw on the table, followed
by touching his nose to the dog's paw.
The pair instantly formed a strong attachment. "The picture really
speaks for itself," Stacey Silverstein, the cofounder of Rescue
Dogs Rock NYC, told Today.com. "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."
Since the photo was posted, the organization has received a
flood of adoption applications for these two pups. Sammie is still
recovering in New York City, and doctors are hoping they can save
his back leg from amputation. Simon has already found a happy
home in New Jersey.
To support Rescue Dogs Rock NYC and Sammie, you can make a
donation on its website.
SOURCES: Country Living.com