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
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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...❤️🇨🇦
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