CLEVELAND — A cat caring for four newborn kittens is nursing an orphaned week-old pit bull puppy in Cleveland.

Sharon Harvey of the Cleveland Animal Protective League said Wednesday that Lurlene the cat welcomed Noland the puppy to her “unusual little family.” The puppy was dropped off at the animal shelter last week when he was a day old.

The staff decided to place Noland with the nursing cat and her litter because bottle feeding doesn’t always work.

The puppy will grow faster, so the shelter says it may have to come up with another feeding idea in several weeks until Noland is ready for adoption.

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(My Comment:
We have all seen or heard of this quite often and it always stumps us ‘how could this be’?   we ask ourselves – – these are natural enemies.   And yet, there it is.  
Are lower animals (on the hierarchical scale) just wiser than we are, or less encumbered somehow?  For sure they don’t seem to   discriminate, judge or hate like our species  is prone to do.  Perhaps all this surface “junk” is a learned thing – – beyond the instinctual, self-protective ‘fear-thing’ most all animals need to survive.  
Well, whatever it is at work here, it is  beautiful, isn’t it?    Jan)