It's not often that we have two pets of the week from the Vanderburgh Humane Society to introduce you to, but it does happen from time to time. It's also not unusual for those two pets to be "bonded" (more on what that means later), which is what we have this week with a couple of "brothers from other mothers" who are ready to find their permanent home. Meet Oliver and Nugget.

Oliver and Nuggets Story

According to the VHS, these "dudes from different broods, sibs from other cribs," or whatever you want to call them, are so close, you'd think they were actually brothers. However, that's not the case. Oliver was already at the shelter when Nugget was dropped off after being found as a stray. It didn't take long for Nugget to become Oliver's shadow and the two have been inseparable ever since. Both reformed shy boys, as the VHS calls them, they’ve taught one another how to play, love, and most importantly, be a best friend.

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What Are Bonded Animals?

According to House with a Heart:

Bonded pairs of animals have generally grown up together. While often siblings, non-siblings can bond as well. Although every animal can develop bonds, there are times when these bonds are so close that one or both animals decline when not with the other.

While you could take just one of them, it is preferred that you take both. Normally, their adoption fee would be $80 for each, but thanks to the Bissell Foundation's "Empty the Shelter" event happening at the VHS, you can get them for $10 each. The discounted price still includes everything all adoption fees include; up-to-date vaccinations, neutering, and microchipping.

If you'd like to get a jump on the adoption process for Oliver and Nugget, or any of the animals the VHS offers that you might be interested in, you can fill out some of the paperwork in advance on the VHS website.

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