A cat mama took in an orphaned week-old pit bull puppy and started nursing him along with her four own kittens.
The newborn puppy named Noland came to Cleveland Animal Protective League after being rejected by his mother. He was just one day old at the time. "Pups that old without their mom… their survival rate is pretty iffy," said Sharon Harvey of the Cleveland Animal Protective League via WEWS NewsChannel 5.
They decided to place the puppy in the care of a cat mother, Lurlene, hoping she and her litter would accept the little canine baby.
"Lurlene loves him. It's so adorable," Harvey said. The feline family welcomed Noland without hesitation. They spend about nine hours together every day, eating and sleeping like one big family.
The staff at the shelter also provide additional help to alleviate cat mama's workload and make sure Noland gets adequate care.
"…even our cats are part of our lifesaving work! We should all be so welcoming to living creatures in need…. Thank you, Lurlene and family," said Cleveland Animal Protective League via their Facebook page.
Watch video below.
Lurlene the cat mama welcomes an orphaned week-old puppy into her family
Little puppy named Noland is spending nine hours every day, eating and sleeping with his feline family
Mama cat is caring for her four kittens and her new puppy boy
Source: WEWS NewsChannel 5.