Every pet deserves a loving and respectful home: please only consider acquiring a pet if you will be able to take care of its long-term needs. Also, consider choosing your animal companion from a shelter, where there are so many wonderful furry friends who need a forever home.

A selection of Cyprus animal shelters, as well as their locations, can be found here.

In this video, veterinarian and director of the Cape Cod Branch of New England Wildlife Centers, Zak Mertz, recounts a touching tale about the devotion of a wild goose for her mate.

Given that the birds lived at the lake just by the animal welfare hospital, Mertz and his team sprang into action when they saw the gander was clearly suffering from mobility troubles.

As it turned out, he had a pair of serious fractures on his foot that would require surgery. But as the vets prepared him for the procedure, his mate, appeared at the door, and knocked on it with her beak to be let in.

In the end, she was allowed to watch the surgery, and later be by his side when he woke up. Such access soothed the wild animals and is helping to maintain their bond – devotion proving to be key in the patient’s slow, but steady, recovery!

View the original video here.

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