Kitten makes recovery after being 'adopted' by nursing dog

"Mama" dog who lost puppy becomes foster mom to kitten

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - There's probably nothing sadder for a mama dog than losing her puppy.

Becca is a little Yorkshire terrier and was terribly depressed after losing her puppy at birth. But luckily for her, the Coulee Region Humane Society also had a kitten that needed a mom.

They decided to put the two of them together, and nature took care of the rest.

"They had other mom cats take other orphan kittens in before. That's really common. We've heard of cats taking in squirrels or dogs taking in other animals, too. But this is our first interspecies nursing experience here in our foster program," said Arika Arndt, the foster coordinator for the Coulee Region Humane Society. 

They decided to name the kitten Yorkie in honor of her foster mom. She is now ready to be adopted. 

The Humane Society is running a special promotion for Father's Day. Yorkie's adoption fee will be waived during the event.

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