As many of you readers know both Kelli and I volunteer with our local Humane Society. Recently this story was shared by another local volunteer.
Look closely at the photo…the pug is nursing a litter of kittens. Here’s the story….
“Lilith, the Pug comes to the rescue!
Yes, you are seeing a canine nursing felines!! The rescue began after HSNEI got a call from Dale in Cresco about a starving mommy cat and her litter of kitties. The mother cat had previously found food in the Pizza Hut dumpster but since the business has closed this mother was starving and didn’t know what to do with her kitties. She had them under a shed and had pulled them out in the open last night as if to ask for help. Mommy was nowhere to be found this morning, so the ice cold kitties, eyes still closed, just a few days old, were rescued with hopes that a local nursing mommy cat would nurse them. Jessica had driven to New Hampton to get a really sweet nursing mom and her kitties just so three other abandoned litters could be nursed. The cat was nursing 11 kitties at one point in time. Apparently the mommy cat is getting tired because she rejected these new kitties. The first kitty was found about an hour before the other two. Jessie took the first kitty home and placed it on her nursing Pug, Lilith with her very big puppy, Solo. Lilith accepted the weak kitty and its littermates after they were found later. When Jessica’s daughter, Kirsten woke up and went to check on the puppy she told her mom, “Um, Mom, Lilith had a cat!” The kitties have warmed up, are busy nursing and getting baths from the dog.”
These kittens will likely be coming into foster care once they are old enough. The Humane Society already has lots of cats needing homes. If anyone is in need of kitties, feel free to check the listings or sponsor adoption fees.