Robin Strader, a resident of Norman, Oklahoma, was driving to work when she spotted something extremely unusual in the middle of a busy highway.
A terrified donkey was ambling along the road. The woman immediately stopped her vehicle and jumped out to assist the terrified animal, but not before calling the authorities. Officer Kyle Canaan of the Norman Police Department arrived shortly thereafter.
In the meantime, Robin was able to get the donkey off the road. Officer Canaan was initially unsure of how to approach this completely unusual challenge, but he quickly figured it out.
A few miles away, the woman offered to foster the donkey they named Squishy at her home. Officer Canaan decided to give Squishy a ride-along because it would have taken too long for a proper transport vehicle to arrive.
The invitation was gladly accepted by Squishy. The City of Norman, Oklahoma Police Department wrote on Facebook, “Our officers encounter unexpected things every day while on-duty. 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 safekeeping 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 did not mind riding in the back of the patrol car, which is typically reserved for criminals. In addition, the two enjoyed a great deal of enjoyment during their journey.
Except for one thing, that is. Canaan told KFOR, “It used the bathroom in the back of my police car. I mean, I must have got it right after breakfast, because there was a lot.” The most important fact is that officer Canaan drove his four-legged passenger to Robin’s residence safely.
He even expressed interest in adopting it if no one else is willing to do so.