Pigeon That Can’t Fly Forms Inseparable Bond With Adorable Chihuahua That Can’t Walk
Birds of a feather stick together, but what if the one of the birds is actually a dog?
In what would typically be an unlikely friendship outside of the world of cartoons, a Chihuahua puppy that can’t walk has made friends with a pigeon that can’t fly.It all started six weeks ago when Lundy, a Chihuahua that ᴄᴀɴ’ᴛ ᴜsᴇ ʜɪs ʙᴀᴄᴋ ʟᴇɢs, showed up at the Mia Foundation, a nonprofit in Rochester, New York, that helps animals with disabilities. There, he met Herman, a pigeon that has been at the foundation for the past year because he’s ᴜɴᴀʙʟᴇ ᴛᴏ ꜰʟʏ, mostly likely due to a ʙʀᴀɪɴ ɪɴᴊᴜʀʏ or the West Nile Virus, according to Inside Edition.
Herman was rescued a little over a year ago in the car park of a car dealership, where he had been sitting, not moving, for three days. He was on “ᴏɴ ᴅᴇᴀᴛʜ’s ᴅᴏᴏʀ” before they realized he was suffering neurological damage and ᴄᴏᴜʟᴅɴ’ᴛ ꜰʟʏ.
Lundy, a chihuahua puppy, is a new arrival to the centre, after being sent there by his breeders because ʜᴇ ᴡᴀs ᴜɴᴀʙʟᴇ ᴛᴏ ᴜsᴇ ʜɪs ʜɪɴᴅ ʟᴇɢs – a condition known as sᴡɪᴍᴍᴇʀs sʏɴᴅʀᴏᴍᴇ. Rogers suspected the pup’s difficulty walking is due to ᴅᴀᴍᴀɢᴇ ᴛᴏ ʜɪs sᴘɪɴᴀʟ ᴄᴏʀᴅ.
They just looked really cute together so I took some pictures and posted them to Facebook and the next morning it was crazy.
People from all over the world loved their new-found friendship, with the post going viral instantly – with tens and thousands of likes, shares and comments. ‘Just from a simple picture of a pigeon and a puppy being shared, we’ve already brought in over $6,000 in donations,’ Sue explained.
That money is enough to cover the high-end cost of a ᴠᴇᴛᴇʀɪɴᴀʀʏ sᴜʀɢᴇʀʏ that many of her rescue animals require – and for a non-profit that runs solely on donations and volunteers, it’s a pretty ɪɴᴄʀᴇᴅɪʙʟᴇ feat.“I never imagined the pictures of Lundy and Herman would touch so many people! Almost 5 million people in a little over 24 hours!! Their littl story is being shared all over the world!” wrote Rogers.
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