ShеItеr Gоat Rеfusеs Tо Lеaνе Hеr Dоg Bеst Friеnd’s Sidе - Animals Paradise

ShеItеr Gоat Rеfusеs Tо Lеaνе Hеr Dоg Bеst Friеnd’s Sidе

Meet Cinnamon and Felix — a goat and dog duo who do everything together. Their friendship was unlikе anything the Wake County Animal Center (WCAC) had seen before, and the shelter team quickly realized just how much they hated being apart.

“Initially, we were going to separate them at night because there was no one in the shelter to monitor them, but they were not having that,” Dr. Jennifer Federico, DVM, Wake County government’s animal services director, told The Dodo.

When Cinnamon and Felix’s owner could no longer care for them, Wake County’s animal control stepped in. WCAC doesn’t typically work with farm animals, but when the animal control officers told them that the two were bonded, they didn’t hesitate to take them.

Felix and Cinnamon’s love for each other was apparent within the first few minutes of arrival. And as the days passed, they grew to depend on each other even more.

“We could walk the dog all over from where their kennels are to our little dog park area, and we wouldn’t leash the goat at all — Cinnamon would just follow,” Dr. Federico said.

The pair of best friends would spend their nights sleeping on the same cot and spend their days in each other’s company. But when they were separated, they would let shelter staff know they weren’t happy about it.