On her own, this abandoned, pregnant dog had little chance of making it much longer. Fortunately, someone found her and took her to a rescue but sadly, the chance of her puppies surviving was very small.
Once at the Sunshine Dog Rescue located near the Arizona and Mexico border, rescuers named her Milo. Milo did give birth to her puppies prematurely and as expected, none of them survived.
After the birth of the puppies, Milo was frantic and crying for them. She looked for her puppies everywhere and couldn’t rest. Wanting to help ease her pain, the rescue came up with a plan to help heal her broken heart.
They posted on social media, asking if there were puppies that didn’t have a mom. There were no puppies to be found but they did locate three newborn kittens that needed a momma. The kittens were quickly taken to the rescue.
Slowly, they introduced the kittens to Milo one at a time to see how she would take to them. Happily, she accepted them and settled in to begin nursing and caring for them as though they were her babies.
Georgia quickly fell in love with the kittens and was very gentle with them. She had a strong mothering instinct and comforted her kitten babies. She loved to nurse, clean, and take care of them just like she would have her puppies.
The rescue supplemented the kittens with bottle feeding while Milo provided supplemental feedings and the comforts of a mother. When the kittens came back from their bottle feeding, she was so excited and happy to welcome them back, clearly missing them.
She even formed a very special bond with a tiny kitten named Gumball. She kept Gumball close to her side. Even when she let the other kittens explore outside the kitty pool, she needed Gumball to stay close by her side, and clearly, she was her favorite of the kittens.
Soon enough, the kittens were weaned, and Milo was adopted by David. David lived with his sister, who fortunately wanted a kitten. Happily, she adopted Gumball so Milo and Gumball will never have to be apart.
We hope you enjoyed this rescue story. Although it started off sad, it has such a heartwarming ending. Please feel free to share the story of Milo and Gumball with your friends.