DOG CARRIES HOME AN ABANDONED KITTEN - “She wasn’t biting down on it. She was just so, so gentle, and then she just so gently set it down.”
A Husky/Terrier mix named Sadie discovered an abandoned kitten in the woods and carried it home to safety. Sadie’s owners then took the kitten and sought out medical attention. Sadie herself was a stray dog but was fortunate enough to be rescued and adopted several years ago. Read more from the Bangor Daily News:
A dog saved a newborn kitten left for dead by its mother Wednesday when the dog carried the 4-inch kitten home in her mouth…Thebarge arrived home from work, and took Sadie outside. The dog instantly bolted into the woods, leading her to where she found the kitten.
“She instantly went right over and she touched her nose to the ground and I could see where the mother cat had laid down,” Thebarge said.
That’s when she saw a little patch of fur and discovered the mother cat had tried to bury another kitten. It was dead. She properly buried it.
Thebarge said there wasn’t any reason for Sadie to venture that far from home but she may have heard the kitten’s distress cries…
“We hear stories about maternal instincts and all I can guess is, on some level, [Sadie] heard something in distress and went to investigate, and how she gently picked up this kitten and brought it home, it’s just a crazy, amazing thing,” Simmons-Edmunds said. “So, see? You can get great dogs from animal adoption agencies.”
Thanks to Sadie, a kitten has a second chance at life. Dogs never cease to amaze me with their protective instincts. Click here for the full story. (Photo by Terry Karkos)