Newborn Pit Bull puppy gets second chance after being nursed by cat

A Mama kitty caring for her own litter of kittens at the Cleveland Animal Protection League in Ohio is pitching in to help shelter staff care for a week-old pit bull pup who needs all the support he can get in order to thrive.

Noland the pup came to the APL last week when he was just a day old, and is said to have been rejected by his mother. Mama kitty Lurlene has accepted Nolan alongside her babies, who are called Rivette, Espa, Zixi and Tallydab, and she mothers the puppy for about 9 hours a day.

Shelter staff bottle feed Noland and take him home with them at night.

APL President Sharon Harvey said, “Pups that old without their mom … their survival rate is pretty iffy,” in explanation of why they decided to see if Lurlene would accept Nolan into her litter. Lurlene and the kittens welcomed him with no problems.

“Lurlene loves him,” said Harvey. “It’s so adorable.”

Noland will remain with the APL for as long as it takes to make sure he is strong, healthy and ready to be adopted.

“Noland is going to be with us for quite awhile,” said Harvey. “We need to be really sure with him. We’ve got to focus on giving him the care he needs right now.”


Responses to "Cat Adopts Newborn Pitbull Puppy (Photos - Video)"

  1. Anonymous says:

    What a wonderful kitty to take in a baby that is not her own ,Nolan is a very lucky puppy ,He will be ok .

  2. Unknown says:

    stories like this one brighten up a day this puppy is very lucky he met his new foster family he will live a long happy life

  3. Anonymous says:

    Wouldn't it be nice if they could remain together in adoption? Great story.

  4. lou says:

    I once had 2 mama siamese cats that took turns taking care of an orphan poodle puppy. the puppy's mama had been run over by a car. we bottled fed the puppy, as neither cat had milk at the time, but would take turns staying in the box with the puppy, keeping it warm. i thought that was amazing, yes, the puppy reached maturity.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Loved this story.its great too read happy ever afters instead of my.wolves being hunted into extinction and dog fighting.puppy mills animals being physically abused so yeah thanku for sharing Vee in North London !!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Animals are so much more humane than humans!

  7. Anonymous says:

    Hope they plan on keeping Lorlene healthy and she is never forgotten and her babies too!

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