Bond between donkey, emu may make adoption difficult - KXXV Central Texas News Now

Bond between donkey, emu may make adoption difficult

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina animal shelter says the close bond between a donkey and an emu that can barely stand to be separated may complicate an adoption.

The Charlotte Observer reports the male donkey and female emu were rescued from Kershaw, South Carolina when their owner suddenly vanished last week. Jennifer Gordon of nonprofit Carolina Waterfowl Rescue near Charlotte says the owner also left behind other animals.

She says the shelter, which has not yet named the animals, tried separating them. But the donkey cried and the emu became frantic.

She says the donkey doesn't even like the shelter's other donkeys. She says the two cuddle and sleep together. She says they can't be separated, so someone needs to adopt both animals and "that may not be easy."

___

Information from: The Charlotte Observer, http://www.charlotteobserver.com

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • U.S. & World NewsMore>>

  • Take a weight off: Tears, joy as kilo gets historic update

    Take a weight off: Tears, joy as kilo gets historic update

    Friday, November 16 2018 3:09 AM EST2018-11-16 08:09:56 GMT
    Tuesday, November 20 2018 12:47 AM EST2018-11-20 05:47:22 GMT
    (AP Photo/Christophe Ena). In this photo taken Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018., a replica of the International Prototype Kilogram is pictured at the International Bureau of Weights and Measures, in Sevres, near Paris. The golf ball-sized metal cylinder at th...(AP Photo/Christophe Ena). In this photo taken Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018., a replica of the International Prototype Kilogram is pictured at the International Bureau of Weights and Measures, in Sevres, near Paris. The golf ball-sized metal cylinder at th...
    The so-called "Grand K" kilogram, a cylinder of polished platinum-iridium alloy that has been the world's sole true kilo since 1889, is to be retired.More >>
    The so-called "Grand K" kilogram, a cylinder of polished platinum-iridium alloy that has been the world's sole true kilo since 1889, is to be retired.More >>
  • Farm animals may soon get new features through gene editing

    Farm animals may soon get new features through gene editing

    Thursday, November 15 2018 1:09 AM EST2018-11-15 06:09:02 GMT
    Tuesday, November 20 2018 12:47 AM EST2018-11-20 05:47:16 GMT
    (AP Photo/Haven Daley). In this July 11, 2018 photo, animal geneticist Alison Van Eenennaam of the University of California, Davis, points to a group of dairy calves that won’t have to be de-horned thanks to gene editing. The calves are descended from ...(AP Photo/Haven Daley). In this July 11, 2018 photo, animal geneticist Alison Van Eenennaam of the University of California, Davis, points to a group of dairy calves that won’t have to be de-horned thanks to gene editing. The calves are descended from ...
    'Castration-free' pigs and hornless dairy cows are the farm animals being brought to life by a gene-editing company.More >>
    'Castration-free' pigs and hornless dairy cows are the farm animals being brought to life by a gene-editing company.More >>
  • Fight over dinosaur fossils comes down to what's a mineral

    Fight over dinosaur fossils comes down to what's a mineral

    Friday, November 16 2018 4:40 PM EST2018-11-16 21:40:48 GMT
    Tuesday, November 20 2018 12:47 AM EST2018-11-20 05:47:13 GMT
    (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File). In this Nov. 14, 2013 file photo, one of two "dueling dinosaur" fossils is displayed in New York. Ownership of two fossilized dinosaur skeletons found on a Montana ranch in 2006 are the subject of a legal battle over whethe...(AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File). In this Nov. 14, 2013 file photo, one of two "dueling dinosaur" fossils is displayed in New York. Ownership of two fossilized dinosaur skeletons found on a Montana ranch in 2006 are the subject of a legal battle over whethe...
    A fight over who owns the fossils of two dinosaurs that appear to have died while locked in battle hinges on the legal definition of "mineral".More >>
    A fight over who owns the fossils of two dinosaurs that appear to have died while locked in battle hinges on the legal definition of "mineral".More >>
  • NationalMore>>

  • The scoop on how your cat's sandpapery tongue deep cleans

    The scoop on how your cat's sandpapery tongue deep cleans

    Monday, November 19 2018 3:12 PM EST2018-11-19 20:12:12 GMT
    Tuesday, November 20 2018 12:46 AM EST2018-11-20 05:46:57 GMT
    (Candler Hobbs/Georgia Tech via AP). This undated photo provided by Georgia Tech in November 2018 shows a domestic cat grooming its fur.(Candler Hobbs/Georgia Tech via AP). This undated photo provided by Georgia Tech in November 2018 shows a domestic cat grooming its fur.
    The science behind cat grooming: High-tech scans give a peek at how their sandpapery tongues clean through all that fur.More >>
    The science behind cat grooming: High-tech scans give a peek at how their sandpapery tongues clean through all that fur.More >>
  • Frustration, chaos as California fire recovery drags on

    Frustration, chaos as California fire recovery drags on

    Monday, November 19 2018 12:21 AM EST2018-11-19 05:21:56 GMT
    Tuesday, November 20 2018 12:44 AM EST2018-11-20 05:44:50 GMT
    (AP Photo/Sudhin Thanawala). A volunteer member of an El Dorado County search and rescue team photographs the orange spray paint that marks the ruins of a home to show that no human remains were found at the location in Paradise, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 1...(AP Photo/Sudhin Thanawala). A volunteer member of an El Dorado County search and rescue team photographs the orange spray paint that marks the ruins of a home to show that no human remains were found at the location in Paradise, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 1...
    Rain in the forecast could bring relief for those working to tame a devastating Northern California fire and frustration for those searching for remains of victims.More >>
    Rain in the forecast could bring relief for those working to tame a devastating Northern California fire and frustration for those searching for remains of victims.More >>
  • Chicago hospital shooting claims 3 lives; gunman also dead

    Chicago hospital shooting claims 3 lives; gunman also dead

    Monday, November 19 2018 5:32 PM EST2018-11-19 22:32:05 GMT
    Tuesday, November 20 2018 12:44 AM EST2018-11-20 05:44:34 GMT
    Chicago police are searching hospital following reported shooting, say there are "reports of multiple victims".More >>
    Chicago police are searching hospital following reported shooting, say there are "reports of multiple victims".More >>
Powered by Frankly