Dog Becomes Mother To Orphaned Opossums, Feeds Them With Her Milk, And Carries Them On Her Back

Between species, love knows no bounds, and animals are not an exception. Numerous tales have demonstrated how, in one manner or another, animals can form bonds with animal companions of different species. And in this article, we’d like to tell a touching tale about an unbreakable friendship that developed between a dog and some abandoned opossums.

Pretinha is a sweet dog who raised a litter of defenseless baby opossums as her own. The unfortunate incident caused the babies to lose their mother and become orphans. A dog attacked their mother and fled, leaving them with very little chance of surviving.

However, they were fortunate in that pet behaviorist Stephanie Maldonado and her crew were able to save them. She transported them to a nearby wildlife rescue facility, but there was no room for them there because it was already filled. She then brought them home and decided to take care of them on her own.

The opossums had a very low probability of surviving because they were so young. But thankfully for them, Pretinha intervened and brought about a miracle.

The sweet-tempered dog’s maternal instincts began to take over the moment she first encountered the helpless infants. Like her own children, she fed, cared for, and kept them warm. They develop into strong, healthy adults thanks to Stephanie and Pretinha. Pretinha enjoys playing the role of an adopted mother because they both adore her so much. She does more than just show them love and devotion; she also lets them ride on her back and gives them cuddles.

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