Georgia, an Australian shepherd mix, was walking by a gas station near the US-Mexico border when volunteers from the Sunshine Dog Rescue found her. She was not in good shape, and she was relying on food scraps to fill her empty stomach.
As if that wasn’t bad enough, she had also recently lost her babies. The poor thing had to go through an emergency C-section, but the vets could not save any of her puppies. Devastated by this, she roamed the streets to look for her litter.
A mother’s grief
Anita Osa, founder of the Sunshine Dog Rescue, shared that Georgia became frantic when all of her babies died. She had a hard time processing their death, so she convinced herself that they were still alive.
The volunteers at the shelter did everything they could to help Georgia. They gave her a toddler mattress so she could sleep comfortably, but she tore it up.
Along came three kittens
Since the grieving mother was still lactating, Osa went on Facebook to look for puppies that needed to be breastfed. Her search led her to four kittens who were abandoned by their mom. Osa was hesitant at first since cats are a completely different species, but she figured it was worth a shot.
She gently introduced the kittens to Georgia by letting her sniff one of them first. When Osa noticed that she was ready to receive the kittens, she brought the rest of them out. Much to her surprise, Georgia’s frantic scratching and searching suddenly disappeared. It seemed like the kittens calmed her down.
One of the kittens died on their first night with Georgia. The three remaining kittens, on the other hand, went on to live with their new mom. All animals have been adopted as of writing. Lucky for Georgia, she gets to live with one of her baby kittens. The roommate of her new owner fell in love and welcomed one of them into her home.
Credits to Sunshine Dog Rescue