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Shelter Falls In Love With Sweet, Bonded Friends Taken In As Strays

Jackson County, Michigan – When a bonded cat and dog were brought to Michigan’s Jackson County Animal Shelter, it didn’t take staff long to fall in love. The dog, Sassy, was deeply bonded to her pal, Shadow – so much so that the friends would cry if separated from one another.

Lydia Sattler, the animal services director, tells People:

“The only time I saw them even remotely distressed is when they had their turns getting spayed and neutered. When the cat left, the dog sat at the door and cried. And then the same was true when the dog went; the cat stood at the door and cried. So even for that little time of being separated, they were so sad. They did not want to be away from each other.”

Earlier this week, the shelter created a Facebook post for the pair, hoping to find the perfect family to take them in:

Who can take this incredible, amazing pair home???
These traveling pair of best friends are now available for adoption!!! **TOGETHER ONLY** 

*Heart melt upon meeting them: Guaranteed!*

The plea, along with the added boost from People, did the trick. On Thursday, Sassy and Shadow were adopted, and now they can spend the rest of their days together.

Best of luck Sassy and Shadow! 

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  1. That’s a beautiful story I am so happy that they are going to be together for the rest of their lives spending time together day and night 🌉 with their forever ♾️ loving family and home 🏡

  2. Great story-wish they all ended like this. We humans can learn a lot from the unrestricted bonding between animals. Hope they have a long life together.



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