A cat rescue group has issued a heartfelt plea on behalf of two bonded, and overlooked, pit bulls. Two days ago, the group, Magnificat Cat Rescue and Rehoming, reached out to Facebook followers about the bonded dogs who desperately need somewhere to go (together).
The group first explained the sad sight inside of a Newark animal shelter:
Yes, we know we’re a CAT rescue. But when we went to the Newark, NJ animal shelter this week, we had to walk through the room with the dog kennels to get to some cats. What we saw made us want to cry: cage after cage with pit bulls and pit bull mixes, the kind that always end up in municipal shelters and rarely get adopted.
And then highlighted the bonded dogs who were snuggled together in one kennel:
We stopped short at a double cage, where one bed was empty and the other held two pit bulls, a grey one on the bottom and a black one sleeping on top of him, in exactly the same position, head resting on head. They looked like a dog sandwich. We tried to get a picture of them that way, but the one on top opened an eye and was immediately galvanized by the appearance of visitors.
The sweet boys (who are said to be brothers) were “mad with joy” to see human visitors. The rescue described the joyous greeting:
Grey Dog and Black Dog went mad with joy at meeting us. We’re cat people, as you know, but for a crazy moment, as we were being licked and pawed by these two lover boys, we almost changed allegiance (don’t tell our cats!). We hated saying goodbye almost as much as they did. Their tails drooped as they were being led away, and they turned to give us one last pleading look.
The dogs are in need of a home together. Please take a moment to network their adoption information.
- Identification numbers: gray one is #18370 and the black one is #18371
- Newark, New Jersey
- Animal shelter website here
- Facebook thread here