While driving on a freezing cold night in Ontario, Canada, a good Samaritan noticed something peculiar that made her pull over. On a snowy roadside was curled up shivering dog…but she wasn’t alone.
Although the dog could have found safe refuge to spend the cold night, she wasn’t caring just for herself. A closer look revealed the amazing pup had wrapped herself around five little kittens, whom she was cuddling to keep warm in the blistering cold temperatures.
The good Samaritan saved them all from the freezing night by taking them to the Pet and Wildlife Rescue shelter. By then, an incredible bond between the dog and kittens had already been formed.
The rescue staff knew one thing was clear: the dog had saved the kittens’ lives.
“It’s truly heartwarming!” said a shelter spokesperson. “It had been a very cold night so these kittens would have had a very hard time surviving.”
The kittens are now safe but require treatment for flea and worm infestations. The sweet stray dog who saved them insists on overseeing their progress with regular visits — much like a proud mother.
It’s still unclear where the dog or kittens originally came from or if they knew each other prior to that night. Pet and Wildlife Rescue is hoping an owner will come forward to claim them, but if not they’ll be put up for adoption.
Thanks to that sweet and brave dog, a sad ending for the kittens was transformed into a happy one.
“Our staff sees many difficult situations on a daily basis and stories like this one make every heartache worth it,” the shelter said.