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Stray dog found nursing kitten along creek

An animal control officer in South Carolina responded to a call about a barking dog behind a Home Depot, and was touched when she discovered what all the noise was about.

“This is one example of why I love my job,” officer Michelle Smith said in her report.

A stray dog was nursing a kitten along North Pointe Creek in Anderson.

On Monday, a caller to animal control reported a dog had been barking in the area along the creek since Saturday, Fox Carolina reported

Smith followed the noise and found the dog and kitten at the bottom of a steep embankment.

She took them both to Anderson County P.A.W.S.

Smith said the dog is taking care of the kitten, cleaning and feeding it.

Animal control is hoping either the dog’s owner or whoever adopts her will agree to bring the cat home, too.


Comment from Chantelle
Time May 24, 2013 at 5:21 pm

This is so precious! My pit bull mix “mothers” the orphaned kittens we foster for our local shelter. They all nestle into his abdomen, try unsuccessfully to nurse, and then fall asleep.

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