Shelter Finds Abandoned Chihuahua Nursing Her Adopted Kittens


On 4th of July, an abandoned Chihuahua mix was found along with her adopted babies.

“An officer called me this morning asking if we were open today. I advised him that we were closed but would come in to clean. Well, he had passed by the shelter and found a little dog tied to our gate that was nursing but she was not nursing a puppy, she was nursing two kittens! The officer took the three animals (mother dog and two kittens) into the shelter to safety since HWY 80 is NOT a good place for them to be and put them in a crate and gave them water,” Terrell Animal Shelter wrote on their Facebook.

“I looked and saw two little balls of fur with her and I thought it was a couple puppies. I went to move them into a cage and moved the mama dog out of the way; much to my surprise mama dog is nursing two kittens instead of two puppies,” said Officer Steven Johns.

Mama dog was very protective of her babies and watched the officer attentively as he moved her adopted kittens.

The kittens were only days old. “She’d want to come to you and she’d look at the babies and it’s like, ‘I can’t’ leave them,’ and I thought, ‘Now, listen, that little dog deserves a good home,” said Deborah Franklin, a foster mom with Paws Patrol Animal Rescue.

“She didn’t care what species it was. All she knew, she was a mother and these were babies and they needed her.

Watch video below.

An abandoned Chihuahua was found nursing her adopted kittens

Abandoned Chihuahua Nursing Pair Of Kittens

They were rescued by the shelter and the mama dog continued to care for her babies and is very protective of them.

Abandoned Chihuahua Nursing Pair Of Kittens

Abandoned Chihuahua Nursing Pair Of Kittens

Dog mama watching over her babies at the shelter.

Abandoned Chihuahua Nursing Pair Of Kittens

They await their forever loving homes.

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Source: CBS Local.

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11 Responses to “Shelter Finds Abandoned Chihuahua Nursing Her Adopted Kittens”

  1. carole says:

    a baby is a baby no matter what

  2. erik says:

    Awww…soo cute :3

  3. lindal says:

    i just love stories like this—if i were closer i would take all of them.i love mixed families!so precious

  4. pumbie says:

    Beautiful doggie and kittens; it would be nice be adopted together. So cuuute!!.

  5. natty says:

    Awwhhh would be great if they could ALL be rehomed together.

  6. Kate says:

    Her puppies were probably drowned and the mother cat was probably hit by a car. Thank God for the kindness of the officer and the people who are so caring at the shelter. These three would make wonderful pets for one loving family. I pray that they find the perfect one.

  7. Mary says:

    It would be great if someone adopt all 3 of them

  8. Ingrid says:

    This is heart-warming. Love is all!

  9. Iffat says:

    Too precious for words!

  10. WONDERFUL! We can all learn from animals like this mama.

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