Herman and Lundy may be two completely different species, but they’ve unexpectedly become the best of friends. And while they are both unique in their own ways, they also have a lot in common.
Herman the pigeon was found more than a year ago in a car dealership parking lot, where he sat on the pavement and didn’t move for there days. Rescuers then took him in and realized it was because he couldn’t fly. He had suffered neurological damage, which has left him unable to fly.
Lundy, a Chihuahua puppy, was born with swimmers syndrome, which means he is unable to use his back legs. His breeders in South Carolina sent him to The Mia Foundation to get help, since they are experienced in dealing with special needs puppies. When Lundy arrived, he was only six ounces, and small enough to fit in a shirt pocket.
Although neither of them can get around like normal birds and puppies can, they don’t know they’re any different.
The two of them were introduced and became very close within hours of meeting. They love snuggling up with each other and certainly find comfort in one another.
Both of them reside at The Mia Foundation, a rescue organization in Rochester, New York, that rehabilitates animals with birth defects and deformities.
While Herman will likely stay at the rescue for the rest of his life, they are hopeful that Lundy will grow strong enough to become available for adoption.
Although Lundy already has a potential adopter, the rescue may want Herman and Lundy to remain together, and we can only hope that this is the decision they will make!