Have you ever met someone and instantly hit it off with them? For whatever reason, certain people bond better than others and certain friendships grow at a faster rate than others. Maybe it has to do with similar backgrounds or common interests. Whatever the reason, bonds like these tend to last a long time. If you are a believer in astronomical signs you may think that it has everything to do with being compatible with another person.
Animals are no different than people when it comes to bonding. Some dogs will just break out into a fit of barks if a certain other dog looks at them the wrong way, while other dog friendships bloom after a couple of sniffs. When it comes to animals it usually has to do with dominance, but when a doggie duo matches just so, it can be the sweetest thing to witness.
When two dogs from different rescues were joined together at one of New York City’s most well-known rescue organizations, Rescue Dogs Rock, they built a bond that has workers in awe.
One of the dogs goes by the name Sammie, and in his young life, he has already witnessed far too much pain. After being shot and dragged behind a car and spray painted, the abused dog was rescued by dedicated workers and taken to the shelter.
Simon is the other abused dog, and while not as wounded, he instantly bonded with Sammie. One day he was out of his crate and went directly over to Sammie where he was lying on the X-ray table as if drawn to him by some magnetic force. Simon laid his paw on the table and touched his snout right up to his new friend’s snout.
“The picture really speaks for itself,” said Stacey Silverstein, who is the co-founder of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC. “You can see Simon comforting Sammie. It shows that animals have compassion and they feel. Simon would go to Sammie’s kennel and comfort him and play with him and sit with him often.”
Simon has taken on the role of abused dog Sammie’s caretaker and seems honored to have the job. The two are a match made in heaven and Sammie is finally getting the love he deserves after he suffered such a tragic incident.
Rescue Dogs Rock NYC makes it their mission to raise awareness about the horrific treatment that is placed on animals by terrible people. While it’s hard to believe that someone can force such trauma on an innocent dog, unfortunately, it happens far too often. Some believe that the people who inflict such pain should be treated with the same torture.
Commenters are baffled by the actions of such cruel people…
“I don’t get why people get dogs only to treat them horrifically. Boggles my mind.”
“Animal abuse laws must be tougher on the abuser. I am all for torturing the abusers! Sorry I have no sympathy for monsters that mistreat the innocent.”
“Some people just Really Piss Me OFF!!! When it comes to Kids, those that can’t defend themselves, and animals, the punishment should fit the crime – Eye for an eye!”