These two babies landed in the Virginia shelter separately, on the same day: October 3.
The kitten, Chicky, was found as a stray, and was luckily pretty healthy.
The puppy was a different story. She was brought to the shelter early one morning by a man who was "in tears because she was dying and just needed help," says Huffman.
Nugget was unconscious; her glucose levels and body temperature were too low even to register. Even after being given fluids and other treatment, she did not even begin to open her eyes or lift her head for several hours.