A litter of orphaned kittens was left freezing in the snow in Ontario, Canada. Thankfully, a furry fellow came to their rescue and kept them warm.
Compassion and empathy are concepts that are often thought to be felt by humans only. As the most intelligent creatures to ever walk the earth, we tend to assume that we are the only ones who can feel emotions.
We forget that the speechless beings who live here with us – animals – also have the same capability.
This is proven time and time again by various stories of animals exhibiting the qualities of compassion, love, and empathy.
A hero dog in Canada is currently going viral for perfectly exemplifying these characteristics, and we think it’s safe to say that she is the goodest girl ever.
During a cold night in Ontario, Canada, a passerby spotted something on the side of the road that made her stop – a shivering dog curled up in the snow.
When she approached the pup, she discovered that she wasn’t alone – she was cuddling five orphaned black kittens to keep them warm.
The dog surely could have found a safer place to stay for the night, but she chose instead to help not just herself but other stray animals as well.
The Good Samaritan called Pet and Wildlife Rescue and an animal control officer picked them up. When they got to the shelter, it was apparent that a close bond had already been formed between the dog and the orphaned kittens. The staff decided to name the kind dog Serenity in honor of her selfless act.
Given the circumstances they were found in, the rescue staff said that Serenity – estimated to be two-years-old – had saved the kittens’ lives.
“It’s truly heartwarming!” a shelter spokesperson told The Dodo. “It had been a very cold night so these kittens would have had a very hard time surviving.”
Aside from requiring treatment for worm and flea infections, the orphaned kittens are now safe. Just like a proud and doting mother, Serenity insisted on checking on her babies regularly to oversee their progress.
The good news is that the kittens are now living with a foster family who will care for them until they are old enough to be adopted. Serenity, on the other hand, is still looking for a family.
According to the shelter, she loves zooming around in the yard and is big on playing. She is also quite jumpy, so she would do best in a home without small children.
Thanks to Serenity and her compassion, what could have been a sad end for the kittens turned into a positive one.
“Our staff sees many difficult situations on a daily basis and stories like this one make every heartache worth it,” the spokesperson told the The Dodo.
Do you think you can be Serenity’s new family? Click HERE to send an adoption application to Pet and Wildlife Rescue.
h/t : The Dodo (This site is for everyone who loves animals and wants to spread that love and make the world a better place for them.)