Birds of a feather! Flightless pigeon called Herman forges adorable bond with Lundy the Chihuahua who can’t walk at US animal rescue centre
- Lundy, a two-month-old Chihuahua, struggles to walk due to spinal damage
- He was given a warm welcome at the Mia Foundation by Herman the pigeon
- The pair are now inseparable and love to snuggle up together at the centre
A pigeon that can’t fly and a puppy that can’t walk have formed an adorable friendship at an animal rescue centre.
Lundy, a two-month-old Chihuahua, was taken in by the Mia Foundation in New York last month with damage to his spinal cord.
And he was given a warm welcome by Herman the pigeon who is a long-standing resident.
Lundy was given a warm welcome at the animal rescue centre by Herman the pigeon
The pair are now inseparable and love to snuggle up together on their favourite fluffy blanket
Lundy the puppy struggles to walk due to damage to his spinal cord and Herman can’t fly
Sue Rogers, the centre’s founder, said the pair are now inseparable and love to snuggle up together on their favourite fluffy blanket.
Sue said: ‘I set Herman on a dog bed and started caring for Lundy, and I decided to carefully put Lundy in the same dog bed next to him.
‘They started interacting immediately in a very cute way.’
Lundy was brought into the rescue centre by a North Carolina breeder who noticed the puppy was struggling to walk.
The puppy and the pigeon have formed an adorable bond at the Mia Foundation in New York
Lundy was brought into Sue Rogers’ New York rescue centre by a breeder in North Carolina
Sue said she now wonders whether Herman is actually a female pigeon because of the way she mothers the puppy.
Whilst Herman is a permanent resident at The Mia Foundation, Sue’s goal is to fix Lundy’s mobility issue with the help of a wheelchair and find an adoptive family for him.
Sue said: ‘Lundy weighs only one pound now, so we will have to wait for the chair.’
This is a typical case for Sue, who has dedicated her time to helping pets born with birth defects, many of whom would have been euthanized without her intervention.
Sue said: ‘Our main goal is to take in animals born with birth defects.
‘But people also bring us injured birds and squirrels sometimes.’
Herman the pigeon loves to ‘mother’ his new friend Lundy as they snuggle up together