Rescue pitbull and blind calf 'immediately bonded', have become best friends
It's an unfortunate reality of life that countless animals around the world are abused every day.
However, thanks to animal shelters, which are predominately run by volunteers through donations, many animals who find themselves in a tricky situation get a second chance at a happy ending.
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Case in point, this two-and-a-half-month-old blind calf and rescue pitbull, who were brought together at the Saving Grace Animal Society in Alberta, Canada.
"They took to each other and immediately bonded," the animal rescue's executive director, Erin Deems, told CBC News.
Heaven, the calf, was born in a dairy farm, but because of her disability, was likely deemed useless and rescued by the charity. Whereas Sweetpea, the pitbull, was rescued from an illegal fighting ring.
When Heaven first arrived at the shelter, she was so nervous that she wouldn't interact with any of the other animals in the yard. Then she met Sweetpea, and her life was forever changed.
"Sweetpea took to her right away and showed her the ropes, as she often does with dogs that we bring in that need extra medical attention," Deems said. "She just kind of latches onto them and kind of shows them the way."
Now, the pair are enjoying life together.
"They really love to sunbathe," she continued. "Sweetpea really enjoys grooming Heaven so she's always licking her face and cleaning her up as well as she can. They just really enjoy each other's company."
"Love knows no species boundaries," Deems concluded. "When two animals can bond like that, it's pretty heartwarming."
There is no risk of the pair being separated, either, as they are going to be kept happy and content at the shelter for the rest of their lives.
"They're both going to live out the rest of their days at their sanctuary so they can continue their friendship for as long as they see fit," Deems said.