Cold Canadian winters can be brutal and the frigid outdoors is no place for pets. Temperatures can fall below freezing and in the winter, snow and rain are common. The climate is dangerous for stray animals, especially for vulnerable new born.
On one such cold winter night a Good Samaritan was traveling, when suddenly she noticed something on the side of the dark, snowy road and slowed to get a closer look. A tan dog was lying there shivering.
She stopped her car, knowing that it was too cold for the dog and unsafe to be out on the highway. As she walked toward the dog, she noticed the dog was not alone. The stray was cuddling five newborn black kittens.
She knew that she had to do something to help so the Good Samaritan gathered up the dog and kittens and took them to the Pet and Wildlife Rescue. That night, she certainly was their guardian angel and saved their lives.
But she was not the only angel that night; the stray pup also saved the kittens lives by keeping them safe and warm. The dog was also very bonded to the kittens. "It's truly heartwarming!" a shelter spokesperson told The Dodo. "It had been a very cold night so these kittens would have had a very hard time surviving."
The kittens received veterinary care for flea and parasite infestations, all the while their surrogate doggy momma watching over their care just as if the kittens were her own. They will continue to be cared for until their owner is found, or they find their forever homes.
The shelter does not know how the animals came to be together or if they knew each other before that night. One thing they do know is that fate brought them all together that cold night and led them to their rescue.
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