Bridget, a 10-year-old Yorkshire terrier at the Humane Society of Utah's Foster Care Department, who lost her two puppies delivered by C-section on April 23, adopted five kittens found abandoned near railroad tracks and in need of medical attention.
MSNBC reports that after she lost her puppies, the Yorkshire was left in the same recovery room with the five kitten's, and when on the next morning, doctors came to check them, they were astonished to find the five kittens nestled under Bridget's fur.
And before long, Bridget had fully adopted the kittens, cleaning, feeding and protecting them.
KSL.com reports that assistant foster coordinator at the Human Society of Utah, Lisa Van Zandt, said: "I haven't seen anything like that before, it was really just quite exciting, really quite touching."
According to Van Zandt: "It's the mother instinct. All of us women, you know how emotional we get and how touching when we see something that's in need. We take over. Doesn't matter whether you're a feline or a canine or a human, we just take over."
KSL.com reports that because the kittens aren't being nursed by their biological mother, the medical staff at the Humane Society of Utah are providing them with supplements to ensure they get all the vitamins they need.