A pigeon that can't fly befriended a puppy that can't walk

Pigeon, Befriended A Puppy, Puppy Pigeon, Mia Foundation, Rochester, New York

A pigeon that can't fly befriended a puppy that can't walk

Pigeon, Befriended A Puppy

18.2.2020

A pigeon that can't fly befriended a puppy that can't walk

Two animals have made an unlikely friendship: Herman, a pigeon who can't fly who suffered neurological damage more than a year ago, and Lundy, a newborn chihuahua puppy, who can't use his back legs.

pigeon , suffered neurological damage more than a year ago. He can't fly. Little Lundy, a newborn chihuahua puppy, can't use his back legs. But stick them together, and the two will snuggle up as though they were members of the same litter -- or nest. The two met through the Mia Foundation , a rescue organization in Rochester, New York, that rehabilitates animals with birth defects and physical deformities. Sue Rogers, the nonprofit's founder, sends most of her rescues to foster homes around the US but keeps a few of them for school programs about bullying. Their interspecies friendship has inspired scores of supporters to donate to the foundation. And the animals, Rogers said, make each other better. TWO ROUGH BEGINNINGS Herman was found over a year ago in a car dealership parking lot, where he sat on the pavement, unmoving, for three whole days. Eventually his rescuers realized the poor pigeon couldn't fly. Neighboring wildlife rescues said he couldn't be rehabilitated and would need to be euthanized, so Rogers took care of him herself. He now rests in a baby crib for some of the day, but she takes him outside daily to stimulate him. Little Lundy, an infant chihuahua, is a new arrival. His breeders in South Carolina sent him to Rogers because he had trouble using his hind legs, a condition known as swimmers syndrome. At just 6 ounces, he was small enough to fit in a shirt pocket. Rogers said she suspects Lundy's difficulty walking is due to damage to his teeny spinal cord. When Lundy met Herman The two were bound to meet eventually. Rogers set them together while attending to Lundy and saw the way the two snuggled up almost immediately -- Herman didn't peck, and Lundy didn't nibble. Rogers snapped some pictures of their cuddles. The "oohs" and "ahhs" followed soon after. People from every corner of the world flooded Rogers' inbox with donations, messages of support and, naturally, pleas to adopt Lundy or the other cute pups in her care. "I was blown away," she said. And the donations keep coming -- the foundation raised US$6,000 in two days, she said. That's enough to cover the high-end cost of a veterinary surgery that many of her rescue animals require. LUNDY NEEDS TO GET STRONGER TO BE ADOPTABLE Herman will likely stay in Rogers' care for the rest of his life. She's hopeful Lundy stays strong and survives. "With animals born with defects, there's a chance we could lose them," she said. "So we don't want to make anyone really excited. But now I think we've gotten a thousand emails asking, 'Please, don't ever separate those two!'" One of Lundy's rescuers fell in love with him while traveling with him to Rochester, so he may already have a new home lined up. The question, then, is if Herman will ask to tag along too. RELATED IMAGES An unlikely friendship has developed between a flightless pigeon and puppy who can't walk. (The Mia Foundation) SHARE Read more: CTV News

To be fair, they didn't really have a lot of other options. I have a major news story how do I reach you? That is so cute.Wouldn’t be good if people could get along like these two precious animals 4UWell ياالهي على الجرو الظريف 😍 Thank you for bringing this news to me. The look on the doggo's face man😩

4UWell Too cute ❤️ this 🐾 CTVAtlantic If our Lord can bless two rival and disabled animals, how much more will He bless us? If only we let Him! ...eaten by a bear that can't hibernate Wow...the animal kingdom is amazing...makes you wonder sometimes why humans can’t take lessons from them...just saying...❤️🇨🇦

Oh neat! A flying puppy!

Brent Suter, Milwaukee Brewers avoid arbitration, reach two-year, $2.5M deal - TSN.caMilwaukee Brewers left-hander Brent Suter reached a two-year, $2.5 million deal Sunday that avoids an arbitration hearing that had been set for next week. Who?

Now this is breaking news worthy to see 😍 This is a very clever and subtle commentary on the current minority government situation in Canada! Well played. So very sweet ❤😍 i smell a disney movie Awww that’s sooo cute!!! 😢😭😭😭😭

Northern Labrador’s housing shortages and tuberculosis are two faces of the same crisisSeveral times over the decades, Nain, N.L., has been a cramped and poor place to live as disease displaced the region’s Inuit. Now, locals and health officials are trying to stop the cycle from beginning again Is this in so called 'best country' in the world. It is more like self proclaimed than so called. Boy you have issues in your country. Compare this to Scandinavians. You can't come even close. Instead of importing those huge numbers you't need, do something for ow folks. its called culling.

MLB could learn a thing or two from how UEFA handles a cheating fiascoWhile Major League Baseball and its old boys network are watching their game twist itself into knots for the next little while, they might want to have a think on how things always seem to be better in Europe

Two men dead after small plane crashes near airport west of MontrealThe Transportation Safety Board of Canada says it has dispatched a team of investigators to the crash site, located in a field bordering Highway 30, near the Montreal/Les Cedres airport I used to eat breakfast there 3-4 times a week. Glad I never saw anything like that

Canada’s Justin Kripps pilots two-man bobsled to bronze in World Cup finaleKripps also locked up the Crystal Globe as the season title winner after guiding the Canadian sled to five podiums in eight races this season

Oilers' Oscar Klefbom out for two to three weeks with shoulder injury - Sportsnet.caEdmonton Oilers defenceman Oscar Klefbom will be sidelined two to three weeks with a shoulder injury, the team announced Tuesday. EdmontonOilers Oh come on EdmontonOilers I’m a gonna cry on this tweet as well EdmontonOilers Its okay. Their entire team got injured last week



Coronavirus: Australia reports sustained slowdown in COVID-19 infection rate

Coronavirus death toll in New York state surpasses 1,000 just weeks after 1st case

TSN Turning Point: When did the Leafs' rebuild veer off path?

Chris Selley: Official nonsense on masks, travel bans is killing Ottawa’s COVID-19 credibility

Ontario reports 351 new coronavirus cases, total cases now at 1,706

Social post gives new meaning to ‘viral video’ during COVID-19 pandemic

99-year-old West Vancouver man recovers from COVID-19 | CBC News

Write Comment

Thank you for your comment.
Please try again later.

Latest News

News

18 February 2020, Tuesday News

Previous news

Trump calls for case against Roger Stone to be thrown out

Next news

Bombardier stocks drop as investors flinch at sale of train division to Alstom
Coronavirus: Canada’s COVID-19 death toll surpasses 100 Stop flocking to cottages during COVID-19 pandemic, Ontario's top doctor says Ryan Reynolds surprises SickKids patients with virtual visit amid coronavirus pandemic Ontario conducting far fewer COVID-19 tests per capita than other provinces Coronavirus: 28 U.S. spring-breakers test positive for COVID-19 after Mexico trip Rick's Rant: Social isolation | CBC Comedy Your rent is due. What help is available for tenants across Canada Canadians stuck in India told to pay $2,900 for special flight home Opinion: An Air Canada bailout should stick in the craw of Canadian taxpayers Harry and Meghan officially start their non-royal life Globe editorial: Memo to the rest of Canada: How Dr. Bonnie Henry and B.C. are getting it right by laying all their cards on the table Many people are baking through the coronavirus pandemic. Here’s how it helps
Coronavirus: Australia reports sustained slowdown in COVID-19 infection rate Coronavirus death toll in New York state surpasses 1,000 just weeks after 1st case TSN Turning Point: When did the Leafs' rebuild veer off path? Chris Selley: Official nonsense on masks, travel bans is killing Ottawa’s COVID-19 credibility Ontario reports 351 new coronavirus cases, total cases now at 1,706 Social post gives new meaning to ‘viral video’ during COVID-19 pandemic 99-year-old West Vancouver man recovers from COVID-19 | CBC News ‘I guess we got to do it’: How COVID-19 projections dashed Trump’s Easter U.S. re-opening Eilish, Carey and more sing from home, raise funds for virus Coronavirus: Netflix lowers video quality in Canada as demand on bandwidth surges Opinion: We can’t just pick up the pieces after the pandemic subsides – we need to keep them together Prince Harry, Meghan post final message as working members of the Royal Family