Dog nursing abandoned kittens in Battle Ground - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

Dog nursing abandoned kittens in Battle Ground

BATTLE GROUND, WA (KPTV) -

A dog in Battle Ground has started raising a litter of kittens as her own after the cats were abandoned by their mother.

Someone found the kittens in a barn last week. Their mother never came back to care for them.

Fortunately, the kittens are still able to get what they need from Pooka the dog.

The 9-year-old Chihuahua-dachshund mix hasn't had a litter of puppies in four years, but when the kittens started suckling, her milk came in.

"She wanted them. I mean she just went crazy," said Linda Smith, Pooka's owner. "I was trying to feed one of them with the milk and she had a hold of its back end, trying to pull it out of my hand. So that's when I knew I had to give them to her because she wasn't going to leave them alone."

The litter is gaining weight and doing well.

Copyright 2012 KPTV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

 

Cute Animal Sidebar Slideshows

Smudge was left for dead, but is now getting a second chance. >> See photos More>>

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • RESULTS: March 25 Election

    RESULTS: March 25 Election

    Saturday, March 25 2017 9:52 PM EDT2017-03-26 01:52:35 GMT
    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    The polls have closed in Saturday's statewide election. People in East Feliciana, Livingston, East Feliciana, St. Helena and Tangipahoa parishes headed to the polls to vote for candidates for office or propositions.

    More >>

    The polls have closed in Saturday's statewide election. People in East Feliciana, Livingston, East Feliciana, St. Helena and Tangipahoa parishes headed to the polls to vote for candidates for office or propositions.

    More >>
  • LSU study shows economic impact to Baton Rouge from coastal land loss

    LSU study shows economic impact to Baton Rouge from coastal land loss

    Saturday, March 25 2017 9:49 PM EDT2017-03-26 01:49:20 GMT

    The next major hurricane to hit Louisiana’s coast could cost the state more than $3 billion in homes, businesses and infrastructure due to coastal land loss, according to a new study. 

    More >>

    The next major hurricane to hit Louisiana’s coast could cost the state more than $3 billion in homes, businesses and infrastructure due to coastal land loss, according to a new study. 

    More >>
  • Man faces second-degree rape charge

    Man faces second-degree rape charge

    Saturday, March 25 2017 9:21 PM EDT2017-03-26 01:21:29 GMT
    Jean Paul Walston, 23 (Source: WAFB)Jean Paul Walston, 23 (Source: WAFB)

    A man accused of sexually assaulting a woman inside his car five months ago has been arrested by authorities. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office reported deputies contacted a woman at a hospital who told them Jean Paul Walston, 23, of Geismar, raped her.

    More >>

    A man accused of sexually assaulting a woman inside his car five months ago has been arrested by authorities. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office reported deputies contacted a woman at a hospital who told them Jean Paul Walston, 23, of Geismar, raped her.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly