Donkey, emu develop particular bond after proprietor abandons them

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UNION COUNTY, N.C. —

A boy donkey and a lady emu, who have been deserted by their proprietor, have developed a particular bond that’s creating some obstacles for his or her new homeowners.

Rescuers with Carolina Waterfowl Rescue mentioned the animals got here to them after their proprietor vanished final week.

The pair, together with canines, cats, and chickens, have been left behind on a couple of acres in Kershaw, South Carolina.

The group took the animals in, hoping to search out houses for them.

Inside minutes of selecting them up, staff realized that the dynamic duo would not be with out one another.

“We usually would not trailer an emu and a donkey collectively however they have been in a small pen collectively, and the emu was very upset when the donkey received put in (the trailer) first,” mentioned Jennifer Gordon, Govt Director of Carolina Waterfowl Rescue. “We went forward and put the emu in–and pondering she would keep at the back of the trailer–but she instantly went and lay down (sic) subsequent to the donkey. They rode the entire approach to the rescue like that.”

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However once they received to the farm, the pair did not take too properly to the opposite animals.

“We tried to place them in with one other donkey and one other emu however it didn’t go properly, ” Gordon mentioned. “The donkey attacked the opposite donkeys and the emu was upset as properly, so we ended up having to place them in a separate space. So, proper now they’re in along with no different animals.”

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It is an uncommon friendship however rescuers consider the pair could have been comforting one another for years.

“They are not overly affectionate,” Gordon mentioned. “They simply appear very protecting of one another and turn into agitated when separated.”

And holding them collectively is essential to Gordon. She mentioned since they cannot maintain the pair on the farm, they’re up for adoption however there may be one requirement: they cannot be put with different animals.

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“We hope to search out them a sanctuary or a great ceaselessly dwelling with somebody who won’t ever separate them.”

candidates can apply on their web site. Additionally they must ship pictures of their farm to [email protected].

Nevertheless, Gordon mentioned if the group can elevate sufficient cash, they’d prefer to maintain the furry buddies collectively and transfer the rescue to a 50-acre farm.

Donations for Carolina Waterfowl Rescue will be made on-line.

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