Two struggling rescue dogs have bonded over their difficult pasts, reports The Dodo.
On May 3, Rescue Dogs Rock NYC posted a Facebook message about border collie Simon, comforting Sammie, the newest addition to the shelter.
The accompanying photo shows the duo gently touching paws.
While Simon is dealing with the skin disease mange, his new boxer puppy friend is reportedly in critical condition after undergoing medical treatment for the abuse he had suffered.
According to a fundraising page set up on YouCaring, "Sammie is a 3-4 month old puppy who...was shot in the head, dragged behind a car AND spray painted!!!"
While his gunshot wound has been successfully treated, there is concern about the injury sustained to two of his legs.
Authorities are not expected to pursue Sammie's case because he is considered a "stray."
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