The little Boxer puppy had suffered all kinds of abusebefore he was found as a stray in Kershaw County. The vets concluded that hehad been sprayed with toxic paint,dragged behind a car and shot in thehead by his former owner.
The pup then faced a series of operations, though doctors thought he was unlikely to recover.When he came around, his cries of distress drew the attention of another patient at the centre: Simon.Nikki Jones explained how the two of them met:
Simon heard him crying in there and his ears perked up, and he came in and just very gently jumped up on the X-ray table with his one paw and was kind of like, 'Hey, bud. What's wrong? Don't worry. These guys got ya.'
In an incredibly moving scene, Simon approached the puppy, sniffing him and extending his paw, as if urging him not to give up.
Though Sammie's recovery is thanks to the long and dedicated work of his doctors, Simon the Collie has clearly played a key role.Ever since they met, the friends have been inseparable,thrilledthat they can finally forgettheir painful pasts withhours of endless fun!Sammie will stay at the clinic for the next two months before being put up for adoption.In the meantime, he is under the watchful eye ofthe medical team, and perhaps more importantly, his best friend Simon!Watch the video of the two of them that melted the hearts of animal lovers worldwide: