Two Scared Shelter Dogs Find Comfort in Each Other

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We all know how scary and sad an animal shelter can be. Sometimes, people who want to adopt a pet are scared to go inside shelters to meet a dog and save his or her life. Why? Because they know how depressing these places can be and humans don’t want to face the reality these animals suffer. Humans don’t want to see and feel the animals’ pain. We don’t want to come out heartbroken. If we feel this way, can you imagine how the abandoned, surrendered and stray dogs living in shelters and hopelessly wait for someone to save them feel like? For them, life inside is terrifying.

In Orlando’s Orange County Animal Services (OCAS) two mixed breed dogs that didn’t know each other prior to arriving at the facility, have found comfort in one another. They, like all the other animals in there, hope to get out alive.

Intake pictures. Photo Credit: OCAS

OCAS is a high-kill shelter and both pets have expiration dates. Animal lovers across social media networks are sharing the dogs’ photograph, making it go viral, and hoping these sweet dogs get out of there soon.

Both dogs are three-year-old males. Darby (ID#A299449) arrived on August 27, 2014, and the other dog for now unnamed dog (ID#A 299546), arrived on August 28th.

This image of the bonded pair might just help save their lives. Photo Credit: Facebook
This image of the bonded pair might just help save their lives. Photo Credit: Facebook

If these dogs are not rescued or adopted before September 4th, they will be euthanized.

Are you willing to save their lives?

For information on adopting these dogs please contact OCAS website. OCAS is located on 2769 Conroy Rd, Orlando, Fla.

0 thoughts on “Two Scared Shelter Dogs Find Comfort in Each Other”

  1. rThis is so sad and heartbreaking – If a person alredy has the max amount of dogs at home they can’t adopt/ Why on this earth do new arrivals at the shelter only have a short life to be adopted before euthinized. I SURE HOPE THERE IS SOME RESCUE ORGANIZATION THAT CAN INTERVENE. I don’t care what breed of dog, cat or any animal for that matter, this is one of the most inhumane thing I have heard. Please, please help if possible. I live in another state, just had a poodle and a chiweenee die a month apart due to old age and seizures. The one left at home was so sad, he didn’t know what was happening, especially taking his friend and not bringing him back. We went to the local shelter and adopted a chi mix and another that looks like chi and not mixed. They are the sweetest companions and the one reminds me of the one that just died, although different colors.It sure has helped. We have a Circle of Life agency here that cremates animals and you get the ashes in a little chest with a lock and keys, name on top and they also do a molded footprint. Not expensive and I feel my loved ones are here knowing their ashes are here at home. May God Bless these 2 dogs and all the other ones that are on a timeline, especially a short one.

    • Where is the story. I used as a lesson as we are a high kill shelter. So many dogs from the former middle classes are being given up. Pure breeds.

    • They were only “adopted” to save them, they are not keeping them, only fostering, so they won’t necessarily stay together. They have only been together for 2 days, they will be fine separate.

    • Can you say for certain these dogs were adopted together? I cannot tell if the dogs mentioned in a related article are the same two.

      • Can you please post a link to that related article please…..because if the ones you are referring to are still at the shelter I will call on Tuesday to inquire about them.
        Thank you…

    • That link you provided is to a shelter in NEW YORK, not the shelter in Orlando where the two dogs are.


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