You will never encounter or experience a love more genuine, or a love as deep as the love that comes from a dog.
It’s not every day we come across a story like this one, but our hearts melted when we read about one very special dog with a heart of gold and we wanted to share it with all of you.
On a snowy night in Canada, a driver found a shivering, stray dog on the roadside. So many dogs are roaming the streets in bitterly cold conditions at risk of freezing to death… but she wasn’t alone.
On that fateful, freezing cold evening in Ontario, the good girl was found curled up, wrapped around orphaned kittens. It wasn’t the safest place for the pup to spend the night, but looking after the babies was clearly her main priority.
Though the dog could have found a safer place to pass the night, she wasn’t just thinking of herself.
A closer look revealed the kind pup had wrapped herself around five orphaned kittens, whom she was cuddling to keep warm in the biting temperatures.
Thankfully the pup was found when she was – on a night like that, the chances of making it through the night were pretty slim.
The Good Samaritan, in turn, saved them all from the freezing night by taking them to the Pet and Wildlife Rescue shelter. But by then, an incredible bond between the dog and kittens had already been formed.
A shelter spokesperson told The Dodo, “It’s truly heartwarming! It had been a very cold night so these kittens would have had a very hard time surviving.”
Rescue staff made one thing abundantly clear: if it hadn’t been for that dog, those kittens would not be with us today.
The kittens are now safe, but require treatment for flea and worm infestations. Meanwhile, the sweet stray dog who saved them insists on overseeing their progress with regular visits — much like a proud mother.
Thanks to this brave dog, five lives were saved, and six pets may get new homes.
The shelter are holding the animals there with the hope that their owners will come forward. If nobody claims them, they’ll be put up for adoption like the other pets at the shelter.
If you love stories like this, and love animals, there are numerous animal shelters that need your help. Even if you only volunteer for a couple of hours per week, it helps give those dogs and cats a better life. Call up your local animal shelter today and see what you can do to make a dog’s life a little better.