Rescuers Discovered An Abandoned Dog Nursing A Little Kitten In Ravine

Rescuers Discovered An Abandoned Dog Nursing A Little Kitten In Ravine

Dogs and cats do not always get along, but now and then, they pull together to survive in situations that aren't the best. In South Carolina, a rescue found an abandoned dog, and she even had a surprise with her.



Rescuers Discovered An Abandoned Dog Nursing A Little Kitten In Ravine

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The sweet dog had adopted an abandoned little kitten. She was found nursing her to keep her alive.


This all began when Officer Michelle Smith from Anderson Animal Control received a call about a dog barking in a neighborhood. It did not seem like anything strange, as she gets dozens of calls like that every day. Still, she needed to go check it out.


Rescuers Discovered An Abandoned Dog Nursing A Little Kitten In Ravine

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When the officer arrived, she found the dog in a deep ravine next to a creek. She also noticed a kitten. Neither of the animals had collars or tags, so it didn’t seem that they belonged to anybody nearby. They both seemed abandoned and happened to discover each other.


Smith said:


“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.”

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The reason the dog went down the hill was probably that she saw the kitten and wanted to save her.


Some animals have extraordinarily powerful motherly instincts. Even when they spot baby of a different species in need, these instincts kick in, and they care for them the best they can.


Smith brought the animals back to the rescue. She even attempted to separate them so that that they could be bathed and vetted. However, the dog would not leave the kitten’s side. She wanted to bathe her and nurse her instead. It was clear that the dog had adopted the kitten.


Smith said that in 17 years working with animals, she does not usually see different types of animals becoming friends like that. She also said she had never witnessed a dog nursing a kitten.


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It was a truly heartwarming thing to see.


The volunteers on site at the rescue decided that it seemed best to leave the two animals together. They also realized that the dog had been keeping the kitten alive by feeding her. The unexpected thing is that even though the dog was lactating, she had never had puppies of her own. She was, therefore, experiencing a pseudopregnancy. Although she wasn’t pregnant, her body was tricked into believing it was, and that's how she could produce milk to feed the baby kitten.


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Still, it was not enough to keep the kitten healthy, so the rescuers had to bottle feed her, too.


They assumed the dog belonged to somebody and held both animals for 14 days to give the owners time to claim them. No one showed up looking for them, so the rescue put them up for adoption.


The shelter decided to name the dog Goldie as well as the kitten Kate after celebrity mother-daughter duo Goldie Hawn as well as Kate Hudson. They also made a post with the story of how they were discovered and the very special relationship they had together. The post went viral online and had 88,000 shares and 430,000 likes.


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Everybody wanted to adopt the amazing animals. Even people from the complete other side of the world were calling and sending emails as they were interested in the idea of adopting the pets. The shelter wanted to make sure they stayed together and went to a loving home. The shelter chose the Harris couple to adopt them.


The animals are now in their forever home, where they play all day and snuggle all night. Kate is grown up now, but the two of them still have a close bond. They also never need to worry about being left abandoned again.


The rescue and the police were also looking for the person who might have abandoned the animals. They weren't sure if it was the same person or if multiple people were responsible for leaving these adorable animals behind.



References: Happiest, nomorcocktails, news.animalchannel

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  1. day of judgement is not so far thats why these type of incidents are taking place that dog rescue the cat although thats not happen normally because both of these are the biggest enemy of each other and now see in this caption http://list.com.pk/dogs/

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