The Dog Did Not Want To Be Rescued If The Rescuers Did Not Even Take The Cat

Some people believe that dogs and cats can’t be pals, yet Morticia and Gomez managed to persuade a whole stadium of people in only one day. A Good Samaritan discovered a tiny dog and a black kitten snuggled together between two portable toilets at Hampton Soccer Park in Hampton, Virginia, earlier this week.

A bystander decided to draw attention to the strange couple by publishing their location on the private social networking site Nextdoor. A group of animal enthusiasts hurried to the soccer facility, where they discovered the bonded couple still cowering in the grass, frozen in place.

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Getting the two to safety, on the other hand, would be more difficult than they had anticipated. Gomez, a 2-year-old Chihuahua, was adamant about defending the kitten at any costs. “We have contacted animal control and are waiting for them,” a Good Samaritan said on social media.

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“Right now, three of us are keeping an eye on them.” The two were finally taken to a nearby shelter and given time to find their owners. A photo of the couple was shared on the Facebook page Lost & Found Pets of Hampton Roads, VA, prompting Turkan Ertugrul, director of Saver of Souls Pet Rescue, to put down her work.

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“They looked so scared in the picture it made us take notice,” Ertugrul told The Dodo. “We tend to favor the scared ones because they just don’t understand when you are trying to help.” Ertugrul couldn’t get the bonded animals out of her mind, especially since she knew they would most likely be kept apart at the shelter. “At most shelters, it’s against policy to put dogs and cats together for safety’s sake and we knew they would be separated,” Ertugrul said. “Their plight was keeping us up at night worrying about how they were doing apart from each other.”

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With connected animals, Ertugrul recognized that physical protection was not the only consideration — psychological well-being was also crucial. Worse, she knew the shelter wouldn’t be able to find a home for the 10-month-old cat and her guard dog at the same time.

“Most shelters are unable to compel bonded pairings to be adopted together,” Ertugrul explained. “They’re there to save lives, and holding on to a pair that could take a long time to find a home together would put the lives of others in jeopardy.”

So she decided to make room for the pair as soon as they could be released and find them a home together. Luckily for Gomez and Morticia, shelter workers didn’t want to separate the pair either, and organized playdates for the interspecies couple in a meeting room where they were always happy to see each other. Now happily living together in a foster home, it’s clear just how deep the animals’ bond goes. “[Gomez] ran up to the foster’s black cats initially, thinking one was Morticia and you could see his disappointment when he realized it wasn’t her,” Ertugrul said.

When they are finally together, their many personalities come out, despite the fact that they are both kind and loving to others. “When Gomez meets someone for the first time, he is scared, but he gets hot quickly.

When Morticia is there, he really opens up,” Ertugrul noted. “When they meet people together, they are both happier and friendlier than when they meet people alone.” Once they are sterilized, we will start looking for a home that will keep them together forever. And it is clear that nothing can make them happy in the world.

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