Shelter Dogs’ Love For One Another Saves Their Lives

 Felix and Oscar were scheduled to be euthanized on the very day Mona saw them together. Then this happened...

In the kennels of a high-kill shelter, Felix and Oscar took comfort in each other, unaware they didn't have far more time left during this world. that's until Mona Ahmed saw them. As a volunteer photographer at a city shelter in Fresno, California, Mona sees many dogs who need rescuing. But the small Chihuahua mix (Felix) and therefore, the big yellow dog with a missing front paw (Oscar), immediately caught her attention and touched her heart.

The two were lying down in the kennel, with Felix resting on top of Oscar. Once they searched at her, they gave her a curious, warm stare. She immediately snapped a photograph and thought she would take some more photos to assist see if she could get them rescued. But the dogs became immediately anxious once they couldn’t see one another. SheShe could see that the two friends are very closely connected with each other.

“My heart just melted to ascertain the love they need for every other,” Ahmed told The Dodo. “Right away I took my phone out and took an image .” But her hope quickly turned to fear when she learned they were slated for euthanasia that same day. Both suffer from kennel cough, which is a highly contagious disease, so the high homicide rate shelter moved them to the eliminated list.

Ahmed panicked and immediately asked for help to save the sweet duo. She also asked the shelter for a longer period of time. Fortunately, she agreed. They gave her another day. Fortunately, Ahmed saw volunteers from Caring Without Borders (CWOB). When Camblor saw Felix and Oscar’s photo, she knew she had to ask her volunteers to gauge the pair.

The rescue volunteers determined that the dogs were “two extraordinarily sweet and loving boys” and pulled them from the shelter and brought them to their Muttopia shelter to be treated. “Both are still recovering from a nasty case of kennel cough, but are happy, thriving, and have settled in beautifully at Muttopia,” CWOB wrote on Facebook. They are even are looking into getting a prosthetic for Oscar’s missing paw. CWOB says the pair are going to be able to be adopted soon. “This handsome duo are going to be trying to find a home soon so help us spread the word about them and help us to assist them along their journey to the happiness and love they both so deserve,” they said.

Felix and Oscar wouldn’t have gotten their chance of happiness if it hadn’t been for Ahmed regularly volunteering her time. “I’m so, so happy,” she wrote after she knew the pair were safe and on there thanks to a replacement life.  

To help support Oscar and Felix’s recovery, please visit website Compassion borderless website.

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