Just say “Aww!” The two rescue animals are a touching symbol of love this Valentine’s Day

By People Staff
Updated February 14, 2010 12:45 PM

Living with more than 100 sheep and goats can leave a creature with little chance for privacy. But somehow, a sheep named Chico and goat named Dorothy living at New York’s Farm Sanctuary have managed to make love work, against the odds.

Chico was rescued in 2006, after almost going to slaughter following a stint at an “educational farm camp.” Dorothy came the following year, plucked from an abandoned transport trailer in central New York. Now living together in the sheep barn, they’re virtually inseparable.

“Though our sheep and goats get along fine with each other, we rarely see any particular interest between members of the two species,” writes director Susie Coston. “But they spend hours each day grooming, playing and snuggling together. We don’t know how it happened, but these two are obviously smitten.” To that we say: Happy Valentine’s Day!

Consider loving an animal of your own: Visit Farm Sanctuary’s Web site for information on adoption.