This is your feel-good story for the weekend. A mother cat at a North Carolina shelter is credited with caring for a litter of newborn puppies.
The sweet mama cat pictured above is currently in the care of Columbus County Animal Control. The Whiteville shelter staff received an emergency call asking for their help after a mother dog died giving birth Friday morning.
Five newborn puppies were taken to the shelter and were placed with a mother dog with two-week old puppies. The mom allowed the pups to nurse, but the older pups were very active and the shelter staff was scared the newborns would be injured.
A momma cat stepped up and has been taking care of the puppies until a rescue group can arrive to take them and give them the care they need.
Thank you, Joey, for sending such a sweet story.