The Animal Place is a non-profit sanctuary in California for abused and/or abandoned farm animals. Recently, they rescued a goat named Mr. G from an animal hoarder, who had been keeping a number of animals under terrible living conditions.
While living with the hoarder, Mr. G had developed a close bond with a donkey (also known as a burro) named Jellybean. When the animals were rescued however, Jellybean was sent to a different sanctuary. Mr. G was distraught- he sat depressed in a corner of his barn, refusing to eat or go outside for six days.
So one of the volunteers at Animal Place decided to make the 14-hour roundtrip to bring Jellybean to the same sanctuary where Mr. G was being kept. What happened when they re-united is truly beautiful.
Animals may not be quite as intelligent as we are, but many of them, especially mammals, have very highly developed emotional intelligence and are capable of creating lifelong friendships just like you and I.
To learn more about The Animal Place, visit their website here.