A staff member at the Mercy Animal Clinic in Texas found a stray female pitbull by the side of the road – who was nursing a two day old kitten.
There were no other animals around, so the staff member brought the pair back to the clinic. Macy Animal Clinic said:
“The dog is sweet and loves the kitten, but her milk is drying up. We are bottle feeding the kitten today and placing it in a home with a nursing mother cat tonight.”
Doctor Hamlin, who works at the clinic, took the newborn kitten home to keep up with bottle feeding during the night. The pitiful was not happy about the separation. Doctor Hamlin said:
“I brought the kitty home to bottle feed tonight, as I left, the pitbull starting howling. I bet she’ll be happy to see her tomorrow. Anybody want to adopt the two together?”
Doctor Hamlin brings the kitten back to the clinic so the two can spend some time together – the maternal pitiful feeds and cleans the kittens, and has developed a protective relationship with the newborn.