RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — The Friends of Wake County Animal Center organization is looking for rescue groups to house a goat and dog.

Felix, a male dog, and Cinnamon, a female goat, are best friends and are truly bonded, the shelter said. They came to the shelter on March 13 after their owner was unable to care for them.

“We have a VERY unique situation and we need your help to find a RESCUE who can take this bonded pair and find them the perfect home,” the group said in a post.



Felix and Cinnamon (Friends of Wake County Animal Center)

Felix is around a year old, 60 pounds, and is not neutered. The group said Felix and Cinnamon sleep together and are with each other 24/7 — except when they eat.

“Goats are social animals and so are dogs, so when they’re put together – it makes sense they would find friendship,” said Wake County Animal Center Director Dr. Jennifer Federico. “In many cases of interspecies friendship, the species are not normally seen together, and sometimes, one is of a species that ordinarily preys on the other in nature – whatever the reason for these two bonding, it’s clear what would be best for their well-being is to keep them together.”

The organization said a few rescue groups reached out and staff are working with the rescue groups. The center will revisit adoption options if a rescue is not identified by Friday.