A litter of abandoned kittens found their way into Lenore Hoover’s home and into the heart of her Australian shepherd, Sheba.
The dog attentively licks the rat-size kittens clean each time that Hoover, Liz Fary and her other helpers feed the brood from tiny bottles. It’s an essential job that momma cats normally perform to stimulate a bowel movement for the babies.
Sheba also gives the six kittens a thorough tongue bath once a day, Hoover said.
“She always wanted to be a mother but couldn’t,” Mrs. Hoover says of her dog.