Two young dogs who endured seeing their mother killed and cut open, have formed a tight bond and for good reason. They have only been able to count on and trust each other in a world sadly filled with much cruelty. The dogs, now named Han and Solo were about to be dealt another cruel blow. They were now facing a possible permanent separation from each other.
After being found in another country that was not a safe place for abandoned dogs, Han and Solo thankfully found their way into the caring hands of Dogs Without Borders, A Los Angeles rescue. Let’s take a look at how Dogs Without Borders shared their story.
“Last November we opened our doors to a pair of deeply bonded dogs: Han & Solo. They are brothers who were discovered as tiny puppies, lying next to the broken body of their mother who had been stabbed to death, her womb cut in half. She was likely killed just for sport,” A spokesperson from Dogs Without Borders explained.
The Young Dogs Formed An Inseparable Bond
“The Good Samaritan who found them and who lives in a country where dogs are not safe, sent them here to Los Angeles to try to find a home where they would never be hurt again. She told us they had deeply bonded to each other. She was right. We have never seen a more deeply bonded pair of dogs. Perhaps it is because of their very traumatic early experience, we don’t know, but they have been inseparable. When one moves, the other moves. They are almost always in physical contact with one another. They are friendly, loving, house-trained young dogs. About 8 months old, 40 pounds.”
“For three months we have tried to find them a home together, and have had no luck. We haven’t even been able to find them a stable foster home together. They have had to bounce from home to home. Then…several weeks ago, Solo was diagnosed with a temporary contagious virus which means they can’t be placed in a home with another dog right now until that is healed which could take another few weeks. (Han already had it so they didn’t have to be separated.)”
The Final Plea For Help
All hope was seemingly lost when potential applicants fell through. The rescue said, “We are devastated, but we are simply out of options. We are going to have to adopt Han and Solo out separately unless a miracle happens. Like fast. We are heartbroken. Be we don’t know what else we can do. So this is the final plea for a home where Han and Solo can remain together.”
Their social media post went viral. It was shared over 20,000 times. Just 3 days after posting the final plea there was great news to announce. Hans and Solo have been adopted into a loving home together.
The Post Hit Over One Million People
The update from the rescue said, “Well, you guys made it happen. We put up a plea for a miracle and you handed us one. We had zero expectation that our post would land on the right ears, but we knew we owed it to these two to try one final plea. And then, wow! We have never ever had this kind of response to a post. Because of your sharing, this post hit over one million people. And we had not just one, but several amazing adoption applications for Han and Solo.”
The post went on to say, “We did finally settle on one—a wonderful family in the Los Angeles area with a history of owning larger, bonded dogs with a secure yard for playing. The adoption was JUST finalized, but we could not wait to tell you. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for hearing our plea and finding Han & Solo a wonderful forever home where they can live out their lives safe, happy, loved…and together.”
This is truly a heartwarming story that shows what can happen when people share good things on social media. If this made you smile, make sure to share it with a friend today.