SHELTER DOG NURSES PUPPY AND LITTER OF KITTENS
A shelter dog named Sante had been taking care of her one puppy. When a litter of orphaned kittens were brought to a shelter run by an organization called Pets Without Parents, Sante accepted them and started to nurse them. Read more from wbir.com:
The maternal instinct of one Sevier County dog is helping make life a little easier for new shelter orphans.
5-year-old Sante has been living at Pets Without Parents since Valentine’s Day.
Last Saturday, a couple brought in three 2-week-old kittens who needed to be bottle fed.
The shelter experimented with the idea of having Sante nurse the kittens, since she only had one puppy.
Sure enough, she took them right in, nursing and cleaning the kittens.
Then, a few days later, a 2-day-old kitten was brought into the shelter. Without hesitation, Sante added it to her new family.
Those at the shelter say we could all learn a valuable lesson from Sante.
Dogs can be compassionate creatures, and in this case it sounds like Sante’s motherly instincts kicked in at the right time. Hopefully these great animals are adopted soon. Click here for the Facebook page for Pets Without Parents and click here for the full story from wbir.