Love and kittens help heal Mama Dog’s sorrows

Milo the dog knows heartbreak. But like any soul who has experienced a loss, it values ​​the joy that now fills its life.

Milo looked for a living at a gas station near Arizona’s Mexican border, but she had no real home and often knew the pain of hunger. She was also pregnant when Sunshine Dog Rescue found her, but she appeared to be in pretty good shape to be a rural stray dog.

It looked good for Milo. She would have a couple of puppies and then be on her way to an eternal home once they were weaned. But the tragedy hit the expectant mother.

Milo, now Georgia, was in premature labor and her pups were just too young to survive. Anita Osa, Managing Director of Sunshine Dog Rescue, said, “While my heart aches for the pups who were never allowed to run and play, my heart is so sad for Georgia.”

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Although she was recovering physically from a c-section and spay, the heartbroken mother was desperate for her babies. “We found that she tore open her mattress to look for them.”

The Anita and Sunshine staff did everything they could to comfort Georgia, even giving her a stuffed puppy with a heartbeat to ease her grief. It helped some, but the poor dog still mourned them.

An idea to help a grieving mother

To help Georgia, Anita went on Facebook looking for orphaned newborn puppies. She couldn’t find any puppies, but she did come across kittens who needed a mother.

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“I was certainly unsure,” Anita admitted. “But I’d seen other species caring for a different species, so I figured that in the worst case scenario, it wouldn’t suit them, and I have some kittens to take care of myself.”

The idea turned out to be amazing!

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Georgia went straight to the tiny tabby kittens. “She loves her.”

And they also loved their new mother, who snuggled and snuggled in her warmth and safety just like you would have a feline mother.

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Anita explained that breastfeeding was a little difficult for the dog and her kittens, but the babies eventually figured out how to lock themselves. To make sure they were getting all of the nutrients kittens need to grow, bottles were also given to them. Which meant that Anita had a lot of love to touch.

Watching the kittens grow helped Georgia learn to be a happy dog, but when Goober, Graffiti, and Toby got strong enough to be weaned, she had to face another.

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Overcoming DVT and chemo

During emergency surgery after losing her pups, doctors discovered that Georgia had DVT (communicable sex cancer). A highly aggressive cancer, DVT tumors had developed in the short months that Milo was on Sunshine Dog Rescue. But she met him with strength and a smile on her cute snoot.

After the kittens were weaned, the brave dog began chemotherapy and found their eternal family. Georgia completed chemotherapy under the care of her new father and is now living the dream!

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And more good news! Georgia shares her home forever with one of her kitties. Toby was adopted by her father’s roommate!

Thanks to love for rescue and adorable kittens, Georgia struggles to find happiness in her eternal home.

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