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Abandoned dog adopts kitten after pair are rescued from ravine [w/video]
Metro [UK] ^ | 22 May 2013 | Mark Molloy

Posted on 05/22/2013 9:28:32 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows

A loving dog has adopted a baby kitten after the stranded pair were rescued from a ravine in South Carolina.

An animal welfare officer was called to the scene in North Pointe Creek last week after a resident heard the Shih Tzu mix’s screams.

Animal control officer Michelle Smith was surprised to find the dog protecting a five-week-old kitten tangled in bushes at the bottom of a small embankment.

‘I didn’t know what to think,’ she explained. ‘I was shocked and surprised.’

‘I’m thinking that it just couldn’t get back up with the kitten, and I don’t think it was willing to leave the kitten.’

The pair are now being cared for at Anderson County P.A.W.S, where the five-year-old canine has been caring for the young kitten.

‘It would be like one of us seeing a neglected or abandoned child and taking it under our wing,’ said shelter director Jessica Cwynar.

She said the dog was going through a ‘pseudo pregnancy’ and producing milk for the kitten.

‘She’s producing some, but not all that the kitten will need nutrition-wise,’ she added, saying the kitten was also being bottle-fed.

The shelter is hoping that if the dog’s owners come forward they will also be willing to adopt the kitten.


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: kittyping
Video at source.
1 posted on 05/22/2013 9:28:32 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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2 posted on 05/22/2013 9:29:30 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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SC kitty ping!


3 posted on 05/22/2013 9:31:13 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Nice story after a few depressing news weeks.


4 posted on 05/22/2013 9:31:20 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid (Demand Common Sense Nut Control.)
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To: The KG9 Kid

Yeah, especially after all the Gosnell testimony.


5 posted on 05/22/2013 9:34:50 PM PDT by Slyfox (The red face of shame is proof that the conscience is still operational.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Bump


6 posted on 05/22/2013 9:37:14 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Slyfox

Too bad the human race doesn’t have the humanity of a typical dog.


7 posted on 05/22/2013 9:50:34 PM PDT by gspurlock (http://www.backyardfence.wordpress.com)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Precious. Hope they can stay together. Thanks for posting


8 posted on 05/22/2013 9:57:03 PM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: Slings and Arrows

Precious. Hope they can stay together. Thanks for posting


9 posted on 05/22/2013 9:57:36 PM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: patriot08

You’re welcome, and agreed.


10 posted on 05/22/2013 10:15:38 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: gspurlock

Humans could learn a lot from animals about compassion and love.


11 posted on 05/22/2013 10:23:05 PM PDT by yorkiemom (will)
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To: Slings and Arrows

This also too is truly a miracle. :)=^..^=


12 posted on 05/23/2013 3:32:17 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

So sweet and cute! Good doggie!


13 posted on 05/23/2013 3:48:13 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: Slings and Arrows

Poor kitty, it’s going to grow up thinking it’s a Shih Tzu....

Nothing worse than a cat that runs around yapping at everyone that comes to the door........


14 posted on 05/23/2013 4:38:04 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This space for rent)
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To: Biggirl

That it is.


15 posted on 05/23/2013 6:41:21 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: jocon307

Give that doggie some steak!


16 posted on 05/23/2013 6:42:34 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Hot Tabasco

It could be worse. At least the kitty isn’t being raised by a Maltese...


17 posted on 05/23/2013 8:26:19 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Some people take there grammar way to seriously.)
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To: Pride in the USA

Awww, neat story and very cute video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1obuMkjR8Vs&feature=player_embedded


18 posted on 05/23/2013 10:23:22 AM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: Slings and Arrows

A great story. Thanks for posting.


19 posted on 05/23/2013 2:13:12 PM PDT by austingirl
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To: austingirl

My pleasure. That’s a feisty little kitten.


20 posted on 05/23/2013 2:21:08 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Very sweet...


21 posted on 05/29/2013 11:33:33 AM PDT by Fawn (In a World of Information, Ignorance is a Choice.)
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