September 13th, 2013 10:12 EST
Mother Pooch Adopts 3 Newborn Kittens
"Last Sunday, Shannon Torrez`s dog Asia became a mother. The Sharpei and Pitbull mix gave birth to one puppy named Raider. It was a surprise to Shannon, but nothing compared to what came next.
`I got a call from a friend of mine that three kittens had been dropped off on her front porch in a little bucket and she didn`t know what to do with them. I went and picked them up, figuring I was going to have to bottle feed them for a little while before adopting them,` Shannon said. "When I got home Asia was kind of throwing a fit that I had the kittens and she wanted to see them. I put them up to her and she didn`t want to me to get them out of her sight.`"
Shannon Torrez should be commended for taking in three newborn kittens when she already had her hands full with her dog and a new puppy.
Fortunately, the mother pooch is feeding her puppy, and the three kittens. Dog milk is close enough to cat milk that the kittens should suffer no ill effects.
The compassion of Asia the pooch puts many humans to shame; there are many kittens and puppies in animal shelters that are put to death every year because they aren`t adopted.
Adopt a kitten or a puppy from your local animal shelter; it will be the best move you`ve made this year.
WFSB 3 Connecticut
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