Proverbs "A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel." Cruelty to animals is judged by God. Any Friend of God is a friend to all creatures great and small.
You will never understand the feeling of a true friend, until you have that special animal in your life. They are the only ones who don't judge you by your cover. They are always by your side to help you get through your tough days.