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Homeless dog used body warmth to keep orphaned kittens alive in snow

Stephen Messenger reports for The Dodo, Nov. 20, 2019, that on a freezing cold night in Ontario, Canada, a woman was driving when she saw a shivering homeless dog curled up on the snowy roadside.

The woman stopped the car and went to the dog.

That’s when she realized why the dog was exposed on the roadside instead of in a more sheltered place.

The dog had wrapped herself around five tiny orphaned kittens, using her body heat to keep the kittens warm in the biting cold.

The kind-hearted woman took the dog and the kittens to the Pet and Wildlife Rescue shelter, where the kittens were treated for flea and worm infestations.

A spokesperson at the shelter said that the dog had saved the kittens’ lives: “It’s truly heartwarming! It had been a very cold night so these kittens would have had a very hard time surviving. Our staff sees many difficult situations on a daily basis and stories like this one make every heartache worth it”

It’s unclear where the dog or kittens came from originally, or if they knew each other prior to that night. Pet and Wildlife Rescue is hoping an owner will come forward to claim them, but if not they’ll be put up for adoption.

Pet and Wildlife Rescue posted this message on Facebook on Nov. 22, 2019:

I have been getting A LOT of attention on social media, but let me fill you in just in case you don’t know my name and my story! My name is Serenity and I was found last week on the side of the road keeping 5 kittens warm. A good citizen called the shelter, a kind Animal Control Officer picked the 6 of us up and we’ve been living our best lives ever since! The kittens that I kept safe have been kindly taken in by a foster family and will be put up for adoption once they’re old enough to be on their own. My story has been shared worldwide as far as Nova Scotia, Australia and Texas🌎!

I’m surprised that so many people applied to adopt me when they don’t even know my personality or quirks yet – I must just be THAT cute! Let me tell you a little bit about myself so that the shelter can find the most suitable home for me. I’m obviously great with cats and would have no problem going to a home that has cats in it🐱. I’m estimated to be about 2 years old so I’m still young and have the energy of a toddler. I love zooming around outside and will run circles around any person or object that is out in the yard with me. The shelter staff has been working on it, but I can be quite jumpy and need to be taught some manners. At this time in my life I would do best in a home without small children that I can knock over – I wouldn’t want to accidentally hurt someone. I’ve gotten along with a couple of dogs at the shelter so far – both were extremely submissive or uninterested in interacting with me. Along with my dominance I am HUGE on playing and have a tendency to get right in other dog’s faces. I didn’t get along with the dominant or even slightly reactive shelter dogs. I do need help with my house training as it is not perfect right now.

The shelter staff is concerned about getting backlash for not adopting me out with the kittens that I was found with, but the kittens are not old enough to be on their own yet. If they waited for the kittens to be ready that would mean that I wouldn’t have my forever family for a couple of months. It is always the staff’s goal to get dogs out of the shelter environment and into their forever homes as soon as possible. At the end of the day I am just happy that the kittens were found with me and are now resting peacefully in a warm foster home instead of outside in the cold. Once they are old enough they will find homes of their very own! Once I’m spayed on December 3rd I will be all ready to go!

Apply to adopt me today: https://pawr.org/adoption-process-fees/
Serenity 🐾❤️


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