Last night Simon came in to check on Sammie and see how he was feeling. Sammie accepted Simons's soft touch and was grateful for the love and affection that Simon showed him.
At just three months old, a boxer puppy named Sammie went through the worst form of torture, but the poor puppy is really lucky to just be alive. He had been shot in the head, dragged behind a car, spray-painted blue, and left to die, according to The Epoch Times. The pupper barely made it alive and was struggling to live when he arrived at Paws & Claws Animal Clinic in Columbia, South Carolina, in May 2016. Rescue Dogs Rock NYC agreed to foot the bill for his treatment, and the injured puppy was being taken care of. But, that's not where the magic happened. It was with another dog, also seeking treatment there, and the way Sammie and the other one bonded.
It was there that an amazing friendship formed between Sammie and a dog called Simon suffering from mange. Rescue Dogs Rock NYC posted an image on Facebook of Simon comforting Sammie, and it gained more than 15,000 likes. One look at the photo and it’s not hard to see why. They shared the picture along with a caption: A perfect example which shows us that our companion animals DO FEEL pain and show compassion for others. Do not ever doubt the POWER of our beloved companion animals !!!
Here is Simon our mange pup comforting Sammie our newest critical case. They both were saved from different shelters in South Carolina and are both being treated at our vet partner there. Last night Simon came in to check on Sammie and see how he was feeling. Sammie accepted Simons's soft touch and was grateful for the love and affection that Simon showed him. Right now Sammie is fighting for his life and in surgery to try and save his 2 broken legs and the danger of infection setting into the bone as Sammie's injuries are at least 4 to 5 days old which is very concerning.
Paws & Claws owner Dr. Mike Sauer told PEOPLE, “When we let Simon out of the cage, he went straight to Sammie.” According to Yahoo, Dr. Sauer explained that Sammie’s survival was “basically a miracle.” He further went on to add that the bullet, which was a .22 caliber, managed to not pierce Sammie’s skull. It's heartwarming and heartbreaking to see how an injured dog comforts another one in need of it, and that's something humans are just not capable of.
As expected, people all over social media platforms just could not stop gushing about how adorable and wonderful this whole thing is, and they were also infuriated about the person who had actually done this to the puppy. Anita Murrell posted: Was the POS that did this to that poor puppy get charged. God Bless you and both these dogs for their amazing courage under such terrible conditions. Praying they get furever homes as soon as they are ready.
Tami Delinski also added: So very touching made me cry. I look at poor Sammie so young and to have to suffer as he has. I believe Simon feels his pain and knows he is scared as Simon once was. Hang in there Sammie we are all pulling for you. You deserve to have someone who will love you forever and ever...so do you, Simon, you are a precious soul. Like others have said if humans could only have this type of compassion this world would be such a better place.