Wake County, NC – An unlikely duo is being cared for at the Wake County Animal Center in Raleigh. Cinnamon, a goat, a Felix, a dog, were taken in at the shelter on March 13 and staff quickly became aware that they were deeply bonded to one another.
According to the shelter, the bonded friends were surrendered to the shelter by an owner who was no longer able to care for them. Shelter staff is hopeful that they will be able to find a rescue agency that can take the friends in together.
In a release, Wake County Commissioner Cheryl Stallings said:
“People often mischaracterize shelters as dog pounds, but the Wake County Animal Center takes in a huge variety of dogs, cats, mice and other critters…still, to see such a strong bond between a goat and a dog is really special. We’re so thankful that our center has established such great partnerships with local rescues so we can send out a plea for this sweet pair.”
Wake County Animal Center Director Dr. Jennifer Federico commented on the shelter’s desire to keep the pair together:
“In many cases of interspecies friendship, the species are not normally seen together, and sometimes, one is of a species that ordinarily preys on the other in nature – whatever the reason for these two bonding, it’s clear what would be best for their well-being is to keep them together.”
If a rescue organization is not found by March 31, the pair will be put up for adoption.