A Dog Saved a Tiny Kitten’s Life

Posted by Georgie on July 22, 2013

Animal control officers in Anderson, S.C., thought that a barking shih tzu was stuck in a ravine. She was actually nursing and protecting an abandoned kitten she had found.


Animal control officer Michelle Smith got a call about a yelping dog behind a Home Depot. She climbed down a steep embankment to find a shih tzu, tangled in a mess of briars. Taking a closer look, she discovered that  Goldie (the shih tzu) had a friend: a kitten, who was nursing at the dog’s side.




“I think it would have been OK for the dog to walk down the hill,” Smith told Fox Carolina. “But it just didn’t want to leave the kitten.”







The dog and kitten were taken to the Anderson County Paws shelter.  They remained inseparable  during their stay, and Goldie continued to care for the kitten as one of her own. Eventually, the pair were taken to a foster home — together! :)




If anyone needs me I’ll be crying over this beautiful little story for the next 8 hours or so.  Tweet at me or hold me.  I need both right now.

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