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Many of us are familiar with a number of interspecies friendships now, thanks to the wonderful resources of the Internet. We’ve seen a wild fox and domestic dog become major BBFs and a mother cat take in cute baby ducks, yet a friendship between a chicken and a dog still has yet to grace the headlines until now.

Silkie chick Penny and two-legged Chihuahua Roo were both rescued by Alicia Williams of Duluth Animal Hospital in Duluth, Ga.

While the two are clearly different species, they share a similarity in their background: they were both rescued “from certain death.”

Penny was only nine weeks old when Williams, an animal science student, saved her from being subjected to laboratory experiments.

“She was an experimental chicken in the program and she had run the course of the experiment, so that was it for her,” Williams said via Gwinnett Daily Post. “I happened to be there … I asked if I could have her instead of them doing anything with her. I brought her home.”

Since Penny is by nature a flock animal and can therefore get lonely when not in the company of others, Williams decided to start bringing her into the animal hospital during her work hours, becoming a “regular” at the office, and even laying her eggs there.

Not too long after Penny came into Williams’ life, Roo also became a regular at Duluth Animal Hospital, with some hospital clients scheduling their appointments around Roo and Penny’s days in.

Roo arrived into Penny and Williams’ home at seven weeks old in February 2013 after being rescued from a park ditch on a freezing night where he would certainly have died if a Good Samaritan had not seen him.

It’s suspected that Roo came from a backyard breeder who had bred too many puppies, leaving Roo deformed and without two front legs.

Since that freezing, lonely day, Roo has bounced back and fully grown into his happy personality, which immediately won Penny over. Since their first meeting, the pair has been nearly inseparable.

“They get along really well,” Williams said. “Penny gets excited when Roo is around because she knows he’s got treats and food all of the time. Whenever she hears him being fed, she steals his food. He loves snuggling with her because that’s his big teddy bear. He runs over her sometimes because he doesn’t realize how big his wheels are.”

“Penny likes to run away with his doggie chew toys on occasion. They also share a carrier to work each morning,” Williams continued.

What a lovely friendship, and what a kind heart Williams has! Just amazing!

Take a look at the unlikely bond that formed between these two rescued animals with the photos below!

Rescued Lab Chick and Two-Legged Chihuahua Form Special Bond (PHOTOS)

Duluth Animal Hospital / Facebook

Rescued Lab Chick and Two-Legged Chihuahua Form Special Bond (PHOTOS)

Duluth Animal Hospital / Facebook

Rescued Lab Chick and Two-Legged Chihuahua Form Special Bond (PHOTOS)

Duluth Animal Hospital / Facebook

Rescued Lab Chick and Two-Legged Chihuahua Form Special Bond (PHOTOS)

Duluth Animal Hospital / Facebook

Rescued Lab Chick and Two-Legged Chihuahua Form Special Bond (PHOTOS)

Duluth Animal Hospital / Facebook

Rescued Lab Chick and Two-Legged Chihuahua Form Special Bond (PHOTOS)

Duluth Animal Hospital / Facebook

Rescued Lab Chick and Two-Legged Chihuahua Form Special Bond (PHOTOS)

Duluth Animal Hospital / Facebook

Rescued Lab Chick and Two-Legged Chihuahua Form Special Bond (PHOTOS)

Duluth Animal Hospital / Facebook

Rescued Lab Chick and Two-Legged Chihuahua Form Special Bond (PHOTOS)

Duluth Animal Hospital / Facebook

Learn more about Penny and Roo in a video news report from Gwinnett Daily Post.

Lead image source: Duluth Animal Hospital / Facebook

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16 comments on “Rescued Lab Chick and Two-Legged Chihuahua Form Special Bond (PHOTOS)”

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Salma Nassif
6 Months Ago

its very annoying not just because it loads bytes but also because it takes the focus away and splits your mind or something.. plits the view.. whyyyy? do we really need that kinda stuff to "survive" off of annoying ppl


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Salma Nassif
6 Months Ago

all for profit.. u annoy visitors to your web for profit


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Salma Nassif
6 Months Ago

i stopped opening your website because of the stupid video add that shows down there.. u know some ppl pay for every mega byte that loads?? i did not choose for this stupid ad to load! and it continues playing i dont even have the option of shutting that corner stupid window down.. i am so disapointed with this website


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Constance Skinner
6 Months Ago

Just precious!!! <3


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Sky Von
6 Months Ago

Kimberley Rene Smith Schwers


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Lee Ann Mickelson-Jones
6 Months Ago

So sweet


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Islam Santo
6 Months Ago

ওডা কির কি।


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Sarah Cree
6 Months Ago

Awwh that is sooo special what a gorgeous little pair :-) xo


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Vonnie Lee
6 Months Ago

Debra Lynn Willis-Augarten


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Melissa OHara
6 Months Ago

Kaitlyn O'Hara They could totally be your pets.


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