Mama Cats Nursing Puppies Are ‘One Big Happy Family’
Family doesn’t have to mean you’re pertained by blood — or even members of the same species.
Two orphaned puppies at the City of LaGrange Animal Shelter in Georgia are fitting right in with their adopted feline mommies and siblings, shelter superintendent Chris Bussy told The Huffington Post.
The pups were rescued from the side of the road after a automobile hitting and killed their mom, Bussy said. Merely about 2 weeks old, they were still too young to be weaned onto solid food. Fortunately for the pups, the shelter had two nurse mom cats who were happy to make room for one puppy apiece.
“The puppies sleep with the kittens, ” Bussy said. “They’re one big happy family.”
The mother cats were brought in with their kittens previously from a human who told the shelter he had too many cats.
Though the shelter has placed orphaned puppies with nursing mother puppies before, this is the first time they’ve tried it with puppies and cats.
Linda Couto of the LaGrange-Troup County Humane Society told the LaGrange Daily News that if the match hadn’t worked, the shelter workers would probably have had to feed them with a formula-filled syringe.
“Since the two cats merely had litters, they’re able to nurse, ” she said. “It’s like a motherly instinct.”
Bussy told HuffPost that when the kittens and puppies are old enough, they’ll be transported via Puppy Pipeline Rescue to the Animal Humane Society in Golden Valley, Minnesota, where they’ll be up for adoption.
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