Two dogs have formed a tight friendship after surviving serious abuse and trauma.  A boxer named Sammie (5 months old) was brought into the Paws & Claws Animal Clinic in South Carolina to receive treatment for a bullet wound to the head and injuries caused from being dragged by a car. The young boxer was also spray painted blue. Simon, another dog at the shelter, has taken to Sammie, and now watches over his close friend as he recovers.

Simon (one year old) is recovering from his own severe injuries caused by mange. His recovery will take a long time, but he’s making progress — and his newfound friendship with Sammie may help both dogs heal faster.

Simon approached Sammie as soon as he was let out of his cage this past Monday.  “When we let Simon out of the cage, he went straight to Sammie,” clinic owner Dr. Mike Sauer told People Magazine. Dr. Sauers says his staff tries to socialize the animals, especially the puppies.

 A bond forms between Simon and Sammie




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Sammie had surgery soon after his arrival as doctors attempted to repair the damage to his legs and head. Everyone is staying positive and keeping an close eye on him. Dr. Sauer says it’s “basically a miracle” that the bullet didn’t pierce Sammie’s skull.

Sammie at the Paws and Claws Animal Clinic following abuse







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A crowdfunding page has been set up on the YouCaring Compassionate Crowdfunding website for Sammie to aid towards his recovery. The page has raised over $20,000 so far with 701 supporters. YouCaring states, Please help us show baby Sammie that there is good in the world & that he is safe now. We will not stop fighting for him & we hope you won’t either!”