The coaches thought it would be difficult for them to accept eight-year-old best friends who had spent their lives together. But the home did not expect that thousands of animal lovers were captivated by Spike and Max’s touching story.
Dogs and cats don’t always get along. In some cases, it’s best friends helping each other through tough times. We wrote about the cat who comforted his anxious canine cousin while their human was away. We now have a blind dog navigating life with the help of a “seeing” cat.
According to Global News, 8-year-old Spike and his cat BFF Max were injured at the Saving Grace Animal Association in Alberta, Canada, after their owners realized they could no longer care for them. Couple living in a cold winter shelter, Spike and Max deserve a comfortable (and safer) life indoors.
The center received a call about an elderly dog and cat in the neighborhood saying that with such cold temperatures, they are unlikely to have a good quality of life. Are they a good fit,” the shelter’s executive director, Erin Deems, recalls. When the rescuers got home, they found Spike and Max huddled in their little tent, hugging each other for warmth.
Deems said: ‘The cat was just helping her on her little survival journey. “They follow each other everywhere, do things together, and sleep together.”
Saving Grace is happy to help Spike and Max adopt, but she’s also determined to find a new home for the loving couple. This can be difficult, as people are often afraid to adopt larger animals – let alone two 8-year-olds – but shelters are willing to wait for the right family. Best wishes to Spike and Max in their new home.
“They came as friends and they deserve to be in the same house,” Deems said. “We found that it’s just a transitional step for an older blind dog, it’s much easier if their feline friend stays with them because they don’t know life apart.”
Turns out the shelter was flooded with questions about Spike and Max, as their touching story was shared widely on Facebook. This overwhelming care helped the rescue team adopt the blind dog and her “hearing and seeing” cat into a “perfect” family.
Spike & Max are officially ACCEPTED and on their way to meet their new mom!” That’s what the rescue force is happy to announce on Facebook. “A big thank you to everyone who shared their stories – they found the perfect home in Manitoba.”
“Spike & Max have OFFICIALLY adopted and are on their way to meet their new mom! That’s what the rescue force is happy to announce on Facebook. “A big thank you to everyone who shared their stories – they found the perfect home in Manitoba.”