Officials in California busted an animal hoarder earlier this month, and rescued a bunch of dogs, a donkey named Jellybean, and a 10-year-old goat named Mr. G.
But the goat ended up at an animal sanctuary in Grass Valley, California, an hour north of Sacramento . . . while the donkey went to a different sanctuary seven hours away. And the goat took it HARD.
For four days, it just laid in its pen and refused to eat. What no one realized was, Mr. G the goat and Jellybean the donkey had NEVER been separated. Luckily someone decided to get in touch with the other sanctuary and reunite them.
Three days later, a volunteer showed up with the donkey, and the goat STILL hadn't eaten. But as soon as they brought the donkey in, the goat JUMPED to its feet, ran over, and they started eating from the same bowl.
Now the people who run the sanctuary say they won't put either of them up for adoption. And both animals will become permanent residents, so kids who visit can see the amazing bond animals are capable of having. (AnimalPlace.org)