Two dogs on the Greek island of Zakynthos just became inseparable after one remained beside the other for 3 days, saving his life and earning them the names Romeo and Juliet.
“He was underwater, he was dying and it was dismal. It is amazing the vets managed to save him.”
The dog now named Juliet, a two-year-old Pointer found the four year old Setter cross (Romeo) left for dead in a ditch with only his head above the water. Romeo had been shot 38 times with lead pellets around his haunches and abandoned there.
There is no word yet on the abuser.
When Juliet found Romeo, he wasn’t easily visible, the ditch was hiding his almost lifeless body. So, Juliet got to higher ground, on the verge of the grass ditch, she barked and barked until they were finally found by a walker, after 3 days.
“He got shot and was in danger, but I think she would have starved before leaving him. She was here for three days and that is a long time for a dog not to eat.”
It is almost certain that they were both strays, and it is believed that the two knew each other prior to this, however we can’t confirm this, but it’s rare to see two dogs immediately bond to such an extent.
“The rescuers weren’t expecting to take Juliet as well, but there was no way she was going to be left behind.”
The dogs were taken to the vet and cared for, where the X-Ray shown above was performed. They were then taken to Zante Strays on the island where they were cared for until Romeo’s condition improved. He required strong medication for 10 days, however he is doing much better.
Once they were able to travel, they were sent to Holbrook Animal Rescue in Horsham, West Sussex in the UK where they are currently awaiting adoption.
“We all thought they would probably start to play with the other dogs and make new friends but the more I look at them I don’t think they will ever be apart.”
The rescue is now looking for a home for the inseparable pair.