Rescue dog who lost her litter of puppies becomes mum to orphaned kittens

Grab a box of tissues, because things are about to get emotional.

We’d like to tell you the story of Georgia – a rescue dog who tragically lost her whole litter recently. The pregnant pooch was found by Sunshine Dog Rescue near a gas station by the US-Mexico border, where she was surviving on scraps.

Georgia had to undergo an emergency C-section but despite the team’s best efforts, they were not able to save her unborn puppies, all of whom were born prematurely.

The Australian Shepherd mix understandably became frantic after realising that her pups had not survived, desperately searching the sheets for her babies.
‘The best way I could describe it was she was frantic,’ Anita Osa, founder told ABC15 news station.

‘It was so sad, she was looking for those babies.

‘She tore up the toddler mattress we had her on, trying to find her babies.’

Georgia the dog nursing the kittens
The kittens quickly fell in love with their new mum (Picture: Facebook/SunshineDogRescue)
Desperate to help the dog through the horrifying ordeal, Anita took to Facebook on a mission to find orphaned puppies who could benefit from Georgia’s love – and her milk, as the pooch was lactating.

As fate would have it, at that same time four orphaned kittens were in dire need of a mum.

A Safe Place. Creating a safe place for your pet is crucial to its comfort. Make sure your pet has its own place of comfort where it can rest, relax and feel secure.

Anita was hesitant, given they were a different species, but it turned out to be an excellent match.

‘I was certainly unsure,’ she said.

‘But I had seen other species nurse another species before, so I thought “worse case scenario she doesn’t take to them and I have some kittens I need to tend to myself.’

However, tragedy struck again as one of the kittens died on the first night.

Thankfully, the other three were doing well – and the unorthodox family was taken care of by the rescue centre, where they recovered together.

Georgia the dog nursing the kittens in her bed
They are absolutely adorable together (Picture: Facebook/SunshineDogRescue)

Anita said: ‘I introduced them to her gently. I first brought one out and let her sniff it, and she seemed to accept it, so I brought the others out.

‘It’s amazing to see how she instantly calmed down. I think for the kittens, they have no idea that Georgia is a dog.’

The story has a happy ending as all four animals have since been adopted by new owners.

Georgia even lives with one of her new babies – as the roommate of the person who took her in fell in love with the kitten.

Care for your pet. Regular visits to the vet and groomer are absolutely necessary. Insuring your pet may also be important to your pet’s health. Emergencies can happen at any time. Ensure your pet gets the help he needs no matter the cost with pet insurance.

Are you crying yet? Yeah, us too.

Do you have a story you’d like to share?

Get in touch by emailing .

The Fix

The daily lifestyle email from

Find out more