Homeless Non-pregnant Dog Starts Lactating to Nurse an Abandoned Kitten

The dog's milk is what helped keep the tiny kitten alive.

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Officer Michelle Smith from Anderson Animal Control, South Carolina, received a call about a dog that wouldn’t stop barking for several hours. When she came to the scene nothing could prepare her for the incredible and very rare sight. At the bottom of a steep embankment along a deep ravine, a dog was nursing a tiny kitten. 

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Luckily, Smith was able to approach closer and take the animals to safety at their headquarters. 

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The Shih Tzu and the little kitten were inseparable and the dog behaved like a caring mother around the feline. 

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Once at the shelter, the animals knew they were in safe hands. 

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The most incredible thing was that the dog, which didn’t give birth recently, was lactating as a result of a “pseudo pregnancy.” Luckily, the dog’s milk was what kept the kitten alive. 

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The dog was named Goldie and the kitten was named Kate after the celebrity mother and daughter Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson. Their story touched many hearts and a family decided to adopt them together so that they could continue love each other and be there for one another their whole lives. 

You can take a look at the whole story in the video below. 

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