Anyone who contends that animals are emotionless needs to hear Sammie and Simin the rescue dogs’ story. Sammie, a 5-month-old BXer mix, was saved by the New York City-based nonprofit organization No-Rescue Dogs Rescue NYC and was given medical attention in Columbia, South Carolina.
According to the organization, Sammie had been shot in the head, dragged behind a car, and sprayed with poison, leaving one of his front legs in need of a skin graft and one of his back legs smashed when he was originally taken in by the shelter.
Simin, a 1-year-old Border Collie mix who was also an abuse survivor, had been present for many days while suffering from a severe case of mange, a condition that affects animals.
The moment the two of them first met was unforgettable.
When Simin was released from his shackles, Sammie was lying on the X-ray table. He immediately approached Sammie and placed his ear on the table. The two nudged ones. According to Stacey Silverstein, the founder of Rescue Dogs Rescue Center NYC, the dogs appeared to connect right away.
“The image speaks for itself,” Silverstein said on Tuesday. You can see Simon flirting with Sammy. It is evident that animals have free will and emotions. Simin would go to Sammie’s kennel to comfort him, lie with him, and spend a lot of time with him.”
When they were at the get-together, according to Silverstein, the two formed a strong bond, with Simon serving as Sammie’s caregiver.
It wasn’t long after the rescue that Simin and Sammie’s photo was posted to their Facebook page, and their story quickly went viral. Since then, it has been shared 4,000 times.
Silverstein claims that her story will aid in bringing attention to the horrific abuse that many animals are made to undergo.
Silverstein told TADAY.cm, “We want to use this opportunity to educate people around the nation. It depicts these two severely neglected days in appalling conditions interacting with one another. Animals have feelings.”
Both websites got hundreds of advertisement inquiries in the moments following the story’s initial Internet circulation. Sammie has been brought to New York to see the organization’s resurgence in orthopedics even though he still has a ways to go in his recovery. They are trying to protect his back leg from being shot.
Simin, in the meantime, has recovered and has been placed in a home with a family in New Jersey. Many people believed they would be tied together once the war ended, but Silverstein argued this was unfeasible.
Sammie still has a long road ahead of her, Silverstein said to Taday. He still has a serious condition. The plan is for the orthopedic surgeon to assess him and then take whatever action is necessary to ensure that his leg will be fixed.