An unusual pair of four-legged best friends in North Carolina might just be the heartwarming story of the year.
Felix, a one-year-old bulldog, and Cinnamon, a three-year-old goat, were surrendered to the Wake County Animal Center in Raleigh, North Carolina on March 13 when their owner no longer was able to care for the two best buds. The staff fell in love with the pair immediately and realized there was no way they could separate the two best friends. Luckily, they knew just the folks to provide a forever home for Felix and Cinnamon.
This dynamic duo won the hearts of folks after going viral on social media, and staff at the Wake County Animal Shelter wanted to make sure they stay together and best friends for life. Luckily, Christ and Mariesa Hughes of Mr. Mo Project knew just who to call to write the happy ending to this furry fairy tale. They had worked for almost 10 years with a foster family in North Carolina that had plenty of space for dogs, and the family was more than happy to give Felix and Cinnamon their forever home – together.
“We are so blessed to be able to foster Felix and Cinnamon!” Jacqui Bankes, the pair’s new owners, said in a statement. “As their forever foster, we are excited to keep them together and also integrate them with our other goats and dogs, after appropriate testing and quarantine. Thank you to Wake County and Mr. Mo Project for making this possible for us!”
“I’m so excited they will be living their dream life in Johnston County with their new family,” Shinica Thomas, chair, Wake County Board of Commissioners, said in a statement. “The Wake County Animal Center has a fantastic rescue network and they focused on the best solution for this pair after getting custody of them. This was the best outcome we could hope for!”
The Hughes and their non-profit have graciously offered to cover the medical expenses for Felix and Cinnamon for the rest of their lives, so this story truly has a happy ending!
Of course, you can help write other happy endings for some four-legged friends as the Wake County Animal Shelter has plenty more dogs and cats just looking for fosters and forever homes.