An unlikely pair of best buds — a miniature horse and a goose — were adopted together Wednesday after being rescued from the same Pennsylvania farm in July.
Waffles, the 6-year-old mini horse, and his beaked pal Hemingway, were saved from a property on Route 152 in Hilltown Township, where they were being kept in filthy conditions, with limited clean water and not enough shelter for the winter, the Bucks County SPCA said.
The animals grew inseparable while they shared a barn stall — and the SPCA set the condition that they needed to be adopted together.
Their sweet story quickly went viral and was featured on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
After sifting through more than 150 adoption applications, the shelter found the perfect home for the unusual pair of best friends in the Philadelphia area.
Their new owner works at a veterinary office and has experience with large animals, but she didn’t want to be further identified, Bucks County SPCA spokesperson Cindy Kelly told The Philadelphia Inquirer.
On Wednesday, Waffles trotted off to his new home with Hemingway.
“Waffles and Hemingway have left our barn for their new home!” the local SPCA posted on Facebook. “We will miss them, but we couldn’t be happier for this special pair.
“We wish them all many sunny days and green pastures!”