A silkie chicken and a two-legged chihuahua who were both rescued from certain death have formed an unlikely friendship in Georgia.

Penny the chicken and Roo the chihuahua were rescued by Alicia Williams of Duluth Animal Hospital, who says the pair have become inseparable.

As well as playing together and sharing nap time, the bird and dog share all the attention lavished on them by customers at the animal hospital.

Penny the chicken was the first of the friends to be rescued. She was nine weeks old when Ms Williams, an animal science student, saved her from a laboratory.

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

Then, in February last year, Roo the chihuahua was found shivering in a ditch in a park. The seven-week-old pup, who was born without fully formed front legs, is believed to have been abandoned by dog breeders.

'It was probably a backyard breeder, breeding a bunch of puppies and he ended up deformed,' Ms WIlliams told the Gwinnett Daily Post, adding that it had been freezing on the night he was found

The dog and chicken not only found a safe place to live with Ms Williams, they also found the perfect playmate in each other.

The pair share an animal carrier to work each day, where they keep staff and clients at the animal hospital entertained.

Photos of the fluffy friends' antics have also attracted plenty of attention to the animal hospital's Facebook page.

'They get along really well,' Ms Williams said, although she admitted that sometimes Roo runs his chicken pal over with his custom-made cart.


Responses to "Too much cute - Fluffy chicken and 2-legged chihuahua are best friends (Video)"

  1. ♥beautiful♥

  2. Beats Ren and Stimpy by a mile! Very sweet :)

  3. Fili says:

    How wonderful they were rescued by Ms Williams. They are cute...

  4. Anonymous says:

    Just beautiful

  5. Unknown says:

    Ah, I had a beloved dog named Roo -- it means "healer" in a Polynesian language/dialect. I miss him so much.

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