Meet Romeo the cat and Juliet the dog, who are currently living at Chula Vista Animal Care in California and are now looking for someone that will adopt them – but only if they can stay together! The orange Tabby and gray Miniature Schnauzer had been living as strays on the street until they were found two weeks ago huddled together under a car. Romeo and Juliet are what animal experts call a “bonded pair,” meaning one of them cannot live without the other. Officials at Chula Vista Animal Care said when they were brought into the shelter and separated, Romeo’s health very quickly started to deteriorate. When staff realized what was happening and put them back together, he immediately perked back up!
Via ABC 10News:
Linda Septon with the Chula Vista Animal Care Facility said, “When Romeo was found underneath a car, he was all curled up terrified, and Juliet the schnauzer was basically comforting [and] protecting him.”
While bonded pairs of two cats or two dogs are seen often, Septon told 10News she has not seen a bonded pair of animals of two different species in 20 years of working with animals. The shelter says they will only adopt out Romeo and Juliet if someone is willing to take them together.