When Simon met Sammie: The uplifting moment a Boxer puppy who was shot in the head, dragged behind car and left for dead is comforted by another abused pooch at the vet
Two abused dogs have found a buddy for life in each other while they recover from their harrowing ordeals in a South Carolina veterinary clinic.
Sammie, a four-month-old boxer puppy, was brought to a kill shelter by his ‘owner’ after the heartless individual spray-painted him, shot him in the head, and then dragged him behind a car.
The poor pooch was left for dead, but after hanging on for three days in agonizing pain, someone brought Sammie to a shelter.
‘I’m here for you’: Simon the border collie comforts Sammie, 4 months, who was shot in the head, after his successful surgery
Trauma buddies: Sammie and Simon pal around a little after Sammie’s surgery – his leg is crushed from being dragged around by a car
The shelter rushed the dog to Paws & Claws Animal Clinic in Columbia, and a New York City-based rescue group, Rescue Dogs Rock NYC, agreed to foot the bill for the pup and then adopt him out to a good home when he’s recovered.
Meanwhile, also at the vet, a four-year-old border collie named Simon, who was recovering from his own abuse, spotted Sammie recovering from surgery and decided to make a pawsitive impact on him by offering some comfort while he was on the operating table.
It’s unclear what happened to Simon, but much of his fur is missing, showing the tender pink skin underneath, probably from mange.
Some cruel person spray painted Sammie, shot him in the head, and dragged him around by a car before leaving him to die. He hung on for three days before someone, possibly the owner, brought him to a shelter
The stitches in Sammie’s head attest to the cruelty the young pup has already faced: He was shot in the head – but the vet says he is ‘in great spirits’ and here he shows a good appetite
Since then, Simon won’t leave Sammie’s side, according to The Dodo. The two have been pictured communing inside of Sammie’s cage and nuzzling each other.
Because the person who dropped Sammie off at the shelter claimed not to be his owner – but yet knew his entire story – there will not be an investigation, says Hendrick & Co., which sells animal rescue-themed apparel and accessories to help rescue groups.
The vet clinic says that Sammie will require extensive surgery, and may even lose a leg which was crushed when he was dragged by a car, however, he has recovered well from his first surgery, and is ‘in great spirits.’
And he has his pal, Simon, to comfort and encourage him on the road to recovery.
‘The compassion and understanding between animals is beyond me,’ Jackie O’Sullivan, cofounder Rescue Dogs Rock NYC told The Dodo.
Sammie and Simon will both be available through Rescue Dogs Rock NYC when they are healthy. Until then, they’ve each got a paw to hold onto.