Beaten and blue, the puppy was only expecting worse to happen...

In South Carolina, USA, two different dogs were found by two different animal sanctuaries.

Both had come from unhappy situations, but in the refuge they were now free from pain, and uncertainty.

Border Collie Simon was recovering from his time with a violent owner, when he saw Sammie on the stretcher, and reached out a paw.

Beaten dog
Beaten dog
Rescue Dogs Rock NYC

Sammie was only 4 months old. And they had been hard months. He had been hit, dragged by a car, and spray painted blue, before miraculously ending up at the refuge.

But on that day, despite the physical pain, the mental anguish was softened by the touch of another dog.

"The compassion and understanding between animals is beyond me" said Jackie O'Sullivan, co-founder of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC.
Beaten dog
Beaten dog
Rescue Dogs Rock NYC

Maybe they sensed each other's pain, or felt like kindred spirits, but their bond helped them both to recover from their ordeals, and treatments.

Beaten dog
Beaten dog
Rescue Dogs Rock NYC

Sammie may have lost the paw where he was shot by a .22 calibre bullet, but he won the love and affection of a new partner for life.

Beaten dog
Beaten dog
Rescue Dogs Rock NYC
Beaten dog
Beaten dog
Rescue Dogs Rock NYC

Simon and Sammie are never far away from each other in the clinic.

Simon will probably soon be adopted, but Sammie still has much recovering to do before he can follow his new path in life.

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Published at 02.07.2017 / 19:48 by Carolyn Smith