Loyal Canine Companion Defends Disabled Cat Buddy Following Their Shared Abandonment

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Loyal Canine Companion Defends Disabled Cat

Last Updated on June 9, 2023 by Fumipets

Loyal Canine Companion Defends Disabled Cat Buddy Following Their Shared Abandonment

 

An inspiring tale of camaraderie and resilience between two unlikely friends has emerged from Seminole County Animal Services in Florida. A two-year-old Dachshund, affectionately named Idgie, was found unwaveringly protecting a disabled kitten, Ruth, after both were heartlessly abandoned.

The Discovery of an Unusual Duo 

The staff of the animal shelter discovered the duo at the bottom of a driveway, with Idgie steadfastly by Ruth’s side. Despite her disability – Ruth, a 7-month-old cat, could not use her legs and resorted to dragging herself for movement – Idgie’s commitment to her was unwavering.

Loyal Canine Companion Defends Disabled Cat

The Unbreakable Bond 

The rescuers were quickly able to discern the depth of devotion Idgie had for Ruth as they were brought to the shelter. Idgie consistently demonstrated protective behavior, even giving her toys to Ruth, showing an incredible level of empathy and loyalty.

From Strays to Family: Finding a Forever Home 

In a fortunate turn of events, Jacqueline Borum, who operates the Hollywood Houndz Boutique & Spa and helps foster animals find their forever homes, stepped in. Noticing the inseparable bond between Idgie and Ruth, Borum ensured they were adopted together.

Loyal Canine Companion Defends Disabled Cat

Idgie and Ruth’s New Life 

Idgie, in her new home, continues to showcase her devotion and concern for Ruth, showing visible signs of distress if Ruth is taken somewhere without her.

Understanding the necessity for Ruth’s mobility, Borum made sure Ruth received a wheelchair to aid her movement, offering her a new lease on life.

A Tale of Unconditional Love 

This heartening story of Idgie and Ruth reiterates the compassion and unbreakable bonds animals can form, demonstrating the power of companionship, even amidst adversity. It is a testament to their resilience and a lesson in unconditional love.

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Useful References and Links 

  1. Seminole County Animal Services, Florida
  2. Hollywood Houndz Boutique & Spa
  3. Watch the incredible bond between Idgie and Ruth in this video
  4. Adopt a pet from Seminole County Animal Services
  5. Tips on taking care of a paralyzed cat

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