Robin Strader from Norman, Oklahoma, was on her way to work when she noticed something unusual in the middle of the busy highway she was driving on. A frightened donkey was roaming the street. The woman immediately stopped her car and rushed to the aid of a frightened creature, but not before she called the authorities.
Officer Kyle Canaan of the Norman Police Department arrived shortly after. Meanwhile, Robin somehow managed to get the donkey out of the way. At first, Officer Kanaan was not sure how to handle this highly unusual task, but he soon figured it out. The woman offered to shelter the donkey in her house, which they called Squishy, at home, a few miles away. But since it would take too long for a suitable vehicle to arrive, Officer Kanaan decided to give Squishy a ride. An invitation that Squishy gladly accepted.
“Our officers encounter unexpected things every day while on duty,” the City of Norman, OK Police Department wrote on Facebook. “This morning, Officer Kyle Canaan responded to a call regarding a donkey on the loose in the 8100 block of 120th Avenue NE. To ensure the safety of the animal, he helped transport the donkey to a nearby home for safe-keeping until its owner could be located. It’s not every day that you see a donkey in the backseat of a police car!”
The rescue donkey wasn’t bothered at all to ride in the back of the patrol car, a space usually reserved for outlaws. More than that the two got along very well and they even had a lot of fun on their way. Well, except for one thing. “It used the bathroom in the back of my police car,” Canaan told KFOR. “I mean, I must have got it right after breakfast, because there was a lot.”
However, the most important is that officer Canaan has safely driven his four-legged passenger to Robin’s place. And he even showed his interest in adopting it, if there won’t be anyone willing to do it.