Since the images of this amazing duo were posted online, they became international sensations that stole the hearts of countless people. Lundy the chihuahua puppy and Herman the pigeon both suffer from disabilities but have nonetheless found a safe haven at The Mia Foundation, where they met and quickly formed this unlikely and amazing friendship.
How the Unlikely Friendship Started
Herman was first spotted sitting on the pavement in front of a car dealership in Hilton, New York. He was there for a few days before people noticed he couldn’t fly. It turned out that he had an unfixable neurological disorder and the wildlife specialists recommended euthanization. Luckily for Herman, Sue Rogers, the founder of The Mia Foundation, stepped in to save him. This nonprofit organization specializes in rescuing animals with deformities and physical defects.
This was also the place where a sweet chihuahua puppy named Lundy lived due to having “swimmer’s syndrome” that keeps him from moving his hind legs. Herman and Lundy met when Rogers briefly put them on the same bed. They quickly snuggled up together and became virtually inseparable.
A New Home for the Adorable Chihuahua
Thanks to the buzz that Herman and Lundy’s pictures created online, the foundation started receiving many generous donations that will be very useful for the care and surgeries needed for many of the animals in their care. Another unexpected and positive outcome of their pictures going viral so quickly is that several people offered to adopt Lundy and give him the happy home a sweet puppy like him deserves, as soon as his health improves enough
Rogers expressed her gratitude to all the generous people who cared enough to donate to the cause of providing care and health treatments to the animals at The Mia Foundation, as well as those who were moved enough to share Lundy and Herman’s story online.