Bridget, a 10-year-old Yorkshire Terrier delivered two puppies by C-section at the Humane Society in Utah that, unfortunately, did not survive. On a whim, an employee decided to introduce her to a litter of kittens with a missing mother. Apparently a mother's love knows no bounds! Bridget's maternal instincts traversed the line between species and postoperative difficulties: she adopted all five kittens!
I've tried to do a little background check to see if Bridget or her kittens might be available for adoption soon, but I'm not finding anything on the Utah Humane Society's site about them other than a nice video showing Bridget nursing and nurturing her new brood. They do, however, have plenty of nice-looking cats and kittens to choose from, as well as dogs. If you're in their area and want to inquire, here is their link: http://utahhumane.org/adoptions (but click carefully, as you will want to take them all home!) Click here to see the video: Dog Nurses Kittens.
As you can see from these adorable photos, Bridget looks a little haggard, but raising five youngsters would be tough for anyone, let alone a little 10-year-old Yorkie! But both kittens and mom are all reportedly doing well.
All photos photos courtesy of Ravell Call, Deseret News.