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 fundraising 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.