Meet Waffles and Hemingway — an unlikely pair who prove you can get through anything with a good buddy by your side.
In July, reports of negligence led officials with the local Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to a property in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. In the same pen, officials found Waffles, a miniature horse, and a very protective goose named Hemingway.
“They were being kept in filthy conditions without adequate shelter,” Cindy Kelly, director of communications with the Bucks County SPCA (BCSPCA), told The Dodo. “We don’t know how long they lived together, but … right from the start it seemed to us that these two shared a special bond.”
It’s clear Hemingway will do anything for his friend, who has needed some medical attention since arriving at the SPCA. At times, this has made treating the mini horse a bit more complicated.
“Hemingway just gets protective and he doesn’t want to get split up from his friend,” Kelly said. “Hemingway will honk or flap his wings if he thinks you’re trying to get between them.”
The bonded animals' sweet friendship has sparked interest from around the country, and adoption inquiries have come flooding in. In just one week, the BCSPCA has received over 300 applications and over a hundred phone calls from potential adopters.
As soon as Waffles gets cleared by the veterinary team, the two will be ready to find their forever home — together.
The two friends have been through so much, noted Kelly, and they can look forward to a bright future thanks to one concerned citizen: “These guys are doing very well and have a good chance at a very happy ending, but it’s only because someone reported their concerns.”
If you are interested in adopting Hemingway and Waffles, you can fill out an adoption application on the BCSPCA website.
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