Aww! Dog Adopts Orphaned Kittens
Just six weeks after a cat known simply as “Kitty Kitty” gave birth to a litter of kittens, she was tragically hit by a car. Her nursing babies were orphaned, with no mother to supply them the milk their growing bodies needed. Until, luckily, Molly the American Bulldog, Kitty Kitty’s roommate, stepped in.
Molly already had her paws full — she had given birth to a litter of three puppies just one day before the kittens were born. That means, of course, that Molly is able to nurse not just her own litter, but the orphaned felines as well. According to the animals’ human companion, 84-year-old Elbert Bristow, the kittens follow Molly around as if she were their mother. He told the Dothan Eagle,
“Normally they stay with her five or 10 minutes. She lays down and lets them eat… It is unusual, very unusual. Really they’re natural enemies. Most dogs can’t stand cats.”
For now, Bristow is separating the puppies and kittens, and plans to give most away.
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