Poor Spyder was starving and dehydrated, but still stayed with his friend instead of going off to try and find help. His sense of loyalty was too strong, and he couldn’t bear to leave his friend behind. Finally, someone noticed him clinging to his friend, and immediately called for help. Animal control was able to come out and rescue him, and take him to a local shelter to finally get the care he needed.
“He was very wary of people when he was picked up but I think also relieved to see help because he was so weak and emaciated himself and covered in open wounds,” Jacquelyn O’Sullivan of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC told The Dodo. “He wouldn't have made it much longer on his own, especially out there alone.”