Cats and dogs don’t have to be enemies. In fact, in many cases, dogs and cats get along very well. And sometimes, they can even form a family together.That’s just the case in this heartwarming story about a pair of rejected Chihuahua puppies and a cat mama.Debra Cantwell is the adoption coordinator at SPCA. SPCA, which stands for the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, is a nonprofit that was founded to combat animal cruelty.
This organization is battling animal cruelty, which impacts thousands of animals.Back in 2014, Debra Cantwell’s team came across a pregnant chihuahua who gave birth to her babies prematurely. Because of how early the birth happened, two of the Chihuahua babies did not make it.
“We had a little Chihuahua that was very pregnant and had her babies prematurely. She uh… two of them didn’t make it, but she didn’t want the other two. So we had a nursing cat upstairs and had newborn babies, so we took the puppies, put them on her to see if she liked them, and she loved them,” says Cantwell.
The other two were rejected by their mother, and the SPCA needed a quick plan to help these babies get the care and love they needed to survive.
Debra knew she had to do something so that the other two babies could survive.
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With quick thinking, Cantwell and her team passed the Chihuahua babies onto the nursing cat upstairs. They hoped that she would accept them as her own babies. The Siamese cat instantly fell in love, and she nursed and raised them as her own.
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It was heartwarming to see that a Siamese cat, with no relation to the Chihuahua dogs, was caring enough to take care of them as if they were her own children.
In the video below, you can see the mother cat and her adorable Chihuahua babies. She has strong maternal instincts, and from her gaze, you can tell just how much she cares about her cats.
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Commenters loved the video, and many talked about sweet it was to see the cat and puppies.
“To see such selflessness, care and immidiate compassion toward other beings… This momma-cat is more mature then many human beings,” one commenter wrote.
Another commenter jokingly said:
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“It’s cute now, but what about when the puppies start meowing and climbing up trees?”
It’s fascinating to see animals love each other despite their species. As humans, we can learn a lot from them!
These animals show us that there is something about life that unites all of us. Life is worth cherishing, and it is worth it to nurture those in need.
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This sweet mama cat didn’t hesitate when she was handed two Chihuahua puppies in need. She started nurturing them right away, and thanks to her, these puppies were able to survive and thrive.0