DETROIT (AP/WWJ) – A Detroit-area Chihuahua is being nursed by a cat after its mother was struck and killed by a car when the puppy was two days old.
The Michigan Humane Society says it is caring for the 5-week-old puppy named, “Bobby,” which has been placed with the cat, “Gwen,” and her litter of kittens.READ MORE: MSU Police: Tip From Private Investigator Led To Discovery Of Body Believed To Be Brendan Santo
“They thought — ingenious idea — to maybe see if this puppy could go along with these guys and see if mommy cat could treat him like one of her own,” a staffer said. “And it actually worked! It was a very successful tryout.”READ MORE: Consumer Alert: How To Avoid Fake N95, KN95 Masks
The nonprofit organization says the blended family will be in the home of a Humane Society foster caregiver until “Bobby” and the kittens are old enough for permanent homes.MORE NEWS: Flint Public Schools Staying Virtual Indefinitely Due To Large Amount Of Positive COVID-19 Cases
Humane Society spokesman Ryan McTigue says “it’s a misconception that cats and dogs can’t get along, and as we see … they can often become loving family members.”