Motherhood just comes naturally to some! Meet Jada, a British shorthair cat living in Brookfield, Connecticut. Jada is one of those born-to-be mothers as she also adopted a newborn Chihuahua, named Lazarus, into her litter.
Lazarus originally had quite a troublesome entry into the world for the puppy.
told CTInsider. "This mother has really saved his life."' data-reactid="13" type="text">The animals' owner, veterinarian Sharon Eisen told CTInsider, "I didn't think he was going to make it. This mother has really saved his life."
Last week, Lazarus's birth mother underwent a C-section, and since she wasn't awake for the procedure, she didn't develop mothering instincts, not producing milk and effectively abandoning newborn Lazarus.
Eisen continued, "We had a puppy with no mother and no milk," she also tried alternative feeding methods that all proved fruitless.
When it came down to saving this pup's life, Eisen decided to test the formulas for both kittens and puppies, and compared the two milks and came to the conclusion that the milks shared enough similarities. Thus leading to having Jada nurse Lazarus.
Eisen introduced Lazarus to Jada, who had recently birthed a litter of kittens, of which she lost one.
It was the moment when Eisen saw Jada cleaning Lazarus, as she would one of her own, that Eisen knew Lazarus has been fully accepted.
And to make the moment even sweeter, Eisen says Lazarus has also been accepted by the rest of the kittens!