An animal lover and ranch owner in North Carolina took in Felix the dog and Cinnamon the goat after the not likely animal friends ended up at the Wake Region Animal Center.
Felix the dog and Cinnamon the goat have found their forever home with each other.
The best buddies first stole hearts in March when they arrived as a bonded pair at the Wake County Animal Center in North Carolina.
” Unfortunately, their owner was hospitalized and can no more take care of them. Animal Services brought them to us for temporary housing, which turned into us being granted ownership,” Meagan Thomas, a community outreach manager for the Wake Region Government, informs PEOPLE.
It was clear to the government-run shelter that Felix and Cinnamon were not thinking about being split up the day the animals arrived.
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” When our team was doing the intake exam and injections for Felix, Cinnamon would not leave him. She would call if we attempted to remove her,” says Jennifer Federico, a vet and the animal services director for the Wake County Government.
Not able to completely meet Cinnamon’s long-term requirements at its shelter for cats, dogs, and small critters, and unwilling to separate the not likely friends, the Wake County Animal Center put a call out to its rescue partners for assistance.
” We wished to do what remained in the best interest of Felix and Cinnamon. We had local saves claim they would take them. Nevertheless, it would mean placing them in another sanctuary environment– which wasn’t perfect for Cinnamon,” Federico says. “We had farms step up for Cinnamon– but they could not take Felix because of other dogs they already had. We had to find the right place and rescue.”
The Mr. Mo Job, one of the Wake County Animal Center’s long-time rescue partners, found the right place.
“We respect that bonds can be formed in between any type of species, and we commemorate that. Canines have formed friendships with dolphins; why not a goat?” Chris & Mariesa Hughes, the founders of Mr. Mo Project, say.
While Mr. Mo Job is a nonprofit based in New york city, they deal with fosters across the country.
“We knew that we had the perfect foster that has a farm with goats and has actually fostered for us 4 or 5 times,” the founders added.
The Mr. Mo Project foster, Jacquie Bankes, was happy to take in Cinnamon and Felix and offer them a permanent home at her North Carolina ranch.
Since moving onto Bankes’ farm at the end of March, Cinnamon and Felix have adapted swimmingly. Bankes says the duo is learning tricks and are as inseparable as ever.
“They are changing well! Felix is like the big brother. He tolerates his rambunctious little sis Cinnamon who wishes to spend every second with him,” Bankes shares, adding that the animals have a future of “lots of love and ruining” to look forward to.