Lily the Akita adopted tiny abandoned kitten
Lorrie R. and her family live near a heavily wooded park that is behind a train station and a very busy highway in south Florida. Every morning, they take out their very large Akita, Lily, there for a walk.
Despite the highway and trains, the park is a refuge for many birds and animals. Unfortunately, it’s also the place where other people dump their pets. In recent months, Lorrie have discovered 5 animals in the park and find birds in distress.
One day, They were out for a usual walk with her dog Lily, she said. ‘I heard a loud funny noise as we entered the park and I thought it was a bird. We walked Lily and on the way out I decided to investigate the noise that was still quite loud thinking it could be an injured bird.’
‘Lily is 10 YO. I owned a store that has some security problems and my daughter got her for me as a gift to feel safer at work. She had basic training and then training as a guard dog. She has become my heart dog and constant companion as she came to work with me every day until I retired. She has never lived with a cat and never had pups of her own.’
As Lorrie and Lily was walking towards the noise, Lily started sniffing around and suddenly pounced! Up she came with a 2-week-old kitten in her mouth. I nearly fainted! Shouted the DROP IT! command and she deposited the kitty in front of me unharmed.’ says Lorie.
The kitten was all alone and left to to die in the woods. Lorrie brought the kitten to her home and tried to feed her , but she was nowhere near weaned. They decided to take the kitten to the Humane Society thinking that they could help the kitten.
Unfortunately, according to Lorrie , both the Humane Society and the Broward County Animal Control offices said they would not take her and would put her down if left there. HS offered to give Lorrie KMR and told her if she hand fed the kitten for a month they would then take the kitten to be placed.
‘So I brought her home thinking it was going to be a very long month keeping them apart and safe. Much to my surprise, Lily has adopted the kitten! Comes and gets me when she needs to be fed and watches to make sure I do it right!’ Lorie added, ‘They seem to be doing very well together, though I am afraid to leave them untended- the size difference is major. I think Lily wants to keep her and I think in a months time she may get her wish!’
▼ Abandoned kitten trying to nurse on Lily. She looks worried.
▼ Lily helps take care of the kitten they found in the park.
▼ ‘Are you my mommy?’
▼ Lily the Akita, helping her baby kitten work out her wobbly uncoordinated little legs.
▼ Too much cuteness and love. They both look happy to have each other.
Thank you Lorrie R. for the story and photos