Zach Hearn thought his family was complete, but his two dogs, Tang and Cream, knew better.
While out on a walk earlier this month, the pups stumbled across a little animal crying out for help and rushed to the rescue.
“Tang and Cream suddenly stopped and looked puzzled,” Hearn told The Dodo. “You could hear a meow a bit away, so both went running up to investigate.”
Hearn couldn’t see where the noise was coming from, but the two dogs managed to sniff out a tiny kitten, approximately 3 to 4 weeks old, lying in the middle of the street.
The little kitten was dirty and skinny, with no mom in sight. Hearn was worried that his golden retriever and King Charles cavalier might chase the kitten, but the pups knew just what to do.
Hearn was shocked when both dogs started comforting the scared little calico. “Tang started whimpering and laid down next to her,” Hearn said. “Cream started licking her and cleaning her.”
Hearn recognized he couldn’t leave the kitten alone on the road, so he picked her up and carried her home, where he and his girlfriend made the kitten a comfortable location to rest and gave her a much-needed bathroom and some food. It was clear the kitty had been on her very own for a long time, however soon her strength returned.