An Oklahoma woman on her way to work saw something peculiar in the center of the busy highway that she was on. A frightened donkey was wandering along the roadside. It didn’t take him long to pull over and leap in to assist in saving the scared creature, but not before dialing 911 to report what had happened.
Officer Kyle Canaan of the Norman Police Department arrived on the scene shortly afterwards. At the same time, Robin managed to get the donkey off the road. Officer Canaan was initially unsure how to approach this entirely odd situation, but he quickly realized. The woman offered to foster Squishy, the donkey they had named, at her home a few miles away. However, because a real transportation vehicle would have taken too long to arrive, officer Canaan decided to offer Squishy a ride-along. Squishy enthusiastically accepted the invitation.
“Our officers come across unusual situations on a daily basis while on duty,” the City of Norman, Oklahoma Police Department posted on FB. “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 everyday that you see a donkey in the backseat of a police car!”
The rescue donkey had no qualms about riding in the rear of the patrol car, which is generally intended for criminals. More than that, the two got along great and even had a good time on the way. However, there is one thing I’d like to point out. “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.”
The critical point is that officer Canaan safely transported his four-legged guest to Robin’s house. And he even expressed an interest in adopting it if no one else would.