Rescued shelter mother cat adopts abandoned newborn puppy as her own

In Orange County, Florida an abandoned puppy believed to have been no more than hours or one day of age and weighing only 2.6 ounces was not able to compete with the other puppies after having been placed with a surrogate mother, posted the Orange County Animal Services on their Facebook page.Orange County newborn puppy

On Saturday, the tiny puppy, dubbed Kristin, had been discovered. The immediate plan to care for Kristin was to match her with a recently born puppy litter, but she was just too small to compete for a place to nurse. Kristin believed to be a Chihuahua, needed a new mom. The shelter turned to one of their rescue partners, the Pixel Fund, and who came up with the idea to match Kristin with a cat named Precious who had recently given birth to a litter of kittens:orange county new born puppy 2

 “In an inter-species display of love and compassion, Precious the momma cat began nursing Kristin the tiny pup right along side her own kittens. If we humans could take a moment to examine our relationships with our furry friends, we would learn much,” the rescue added in their Facebook comments.

Kristen is already reported to be gaining weight, and Precious is very protective of her tiny puppy – seems as if the step brother has officially been adopted. orange county new born 3

Little Kristin isn’t out of the woods yet, but if you would like to help with her recovery, please click here for the Pixel Fund or follow on Facebook.

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(Photos: The Pixel Fund, Orange County Animal Services)

 

  1. Gizmos Mommy
    Gizmos Mommy says:

    Oh God it seems like yesterday that my JoJo was that tiny in my hand right after he was born. I cut the cord & he’s been with me ever since. Now he’s 12 years old with a heart problem. Yet I can remember the day he was born as if it were yesterday. Oh that little precious little girl — I know someone will find her and love her for many years.

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  2. Penny's Dachshund
    Penny's Dachshund says:

    This is a Classic CASE that the ANINAL WORLD has far more compassion than the Human Species!!! I Hope Little Kristin is able to survive and find a HOME with PEOPLE that will Cherish her and VALUE her the entirety of her life!!

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