Friendships see no breed, species, or disability. When you find a friend you know you can trust for the rest of your life, it doesn’t matter whether they have fins or feathers. All it matters is that they are as loyal to you as you are to them.
Spinal Cord Damage
That was what Lundy, the Chihuahua, sees in her newfound friend, Herman, the pigeon. Lundy is only a month old when she found herself in the care of Sue Rogers and her shelter named The Mia Foundation in New York. She was initially from a North Carolina-based breeder, who noticed the early signs of mobility issues the puppy has.
Soon enough, they learned that she is possibly suffering from damage in her spinal cord, rendering her immobile for the remainder of her life. That was when The Mia Foundation stepped up and took the Chihuahua in. The shelter is known for caring for animals with disabilities, so Lundy was in the right hands.
They would be looking after her until she is old enough for a wheelchair and be ready for adoption. Until then, Lundy will be staying with the other shelter residents. At first, she was a bit aloof from the rest of the animals.
Best Friend In A Pigeon
Thankfully, it didn’t take long for her to forge a very tight friendship with the resident pigeon, Herman. The bird had been in the sanctuary for a few years now. He was rescued off the parking lot and was treated for a wing injury.
However, Herman couldn’t fly again, so he remained one of the permanent animals of The Mia Foundation. Sue was the one who arranged for the duo to meet. She was hesitant to introduce them to each other at first, but she decided to push through.
That was when she realized just how adorable they look together. They instantly hit it off and became very good friends. Here’s a photo of them hanging out.
Courtesy of The Mia Foundation – Love For Mia
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