DOG SAVES KITTEN FROM RAVINE AND NURSES HER - “Anderson’s Animal Control found a dog and kitten duo, and they believe the dog saved the kitten from a ravine. Now, she’s treating the baby cat like her own pup…”
A dog in Anderson, South Carolina, is believed to have saved an abandoned kitten from a ravine. Animal control officers discovered the dog nursing the kitten. They have been taken in by Anderson County PAWS and authorities are searching for the owner of the dog. Read more from foxcarolina.com:
She said the neighbor had been hearing a dog’s bark since Saturday morning. To find the animal, Smith needed to follow the bark and climb down an embankment to reach her.
She wasn’t expecting to find the dog with another furry friend.
“I think it would’ve been OK for the dog to walk down the hill. I got down there, so it should be pretty easy for the dog, but I’m thinking it just couldn’t get back up with the kitten, and I don’t think it was willing to leave the kitten,” Smith said.
PAWS animal rescue in Anderson is keeping the duo. They said the dog is at least 5 years old, in good health, freshly groomed and has a collar. The dog has been treating the weeks-old kitten as her own, cleaning, tending and nursing her. PAWS Director Jessica Cwynar said the dog is likely going through a pseudo-pregnancy to produce milk. She said it’s not enough to provide for the kitten, so they are also bottle feeding the cat.
Smith said in 17 years working with animals, she doesn’t usually see different types of animals become friends like this and has never seen a dog nurse a kitten.
Hopefully this dog and kitten are adopted together, if possible. Another example of dog heroism. Click here for the full story and here for more about Anderson County PAWS. (Additional info and pictures from WGCL Atlanta)