This Rescue Chicken and Her Two-Legged Chihuahua Bestie Are Teaching Kids It’s Okay to Be Different

This chicken and Chihuahua are the best of friends, but their journey to get to where they are today has not been an easy or pleasant one.

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Penny the chicken was rescued from a testing facility when she was just nine weeks old. Her new mom, Alicia Williams, has given her such a great life, but she was missing one thing. Since chickens are such social animals, Williams began bringing Penny to work with her at the animal hospital.

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Roo the Chihuahua was abandoned in a ditch. Nobody knows why, but they believe it was because he was born with only two legs. One day after he was rescued, he was brought into the animal hospital where Williams works.

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By the time Roo arrived at the hospital, Penny had already been coming to working with her mom for a while. When Roo and Penny saw each other, it was love at first sight! Since they got along so well, Williams decided to adopt Roo!

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Penny and Roo have spent every single day together since. Now, the two of them travel to different schools with Williams to teach kids that it’s okay to be different, and to help them feel comfortable in their own skin. Sometimes veterinarians come along with them and show the kids what it’s like to work with animals.

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Despite only having two legs, Roo gets around just like any other dog with the help of a wheelchair. Nothing slows him down, and he has no idea that he’s any different.

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Penny and Roo do everything together. Some of their favorite things include going to the beach and going for walks in the woods. Both of them had a rough start in life, but thankfully they’re in a much better place now. They have a loving mom and, of course, they’ll always have each other!

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