*10 month old mama cat J.J. fell in love with a rescue baby raccoon when they were placed together at the shelter on Monday, April 2. A mother’s instinct kicked in, J.J. adopted the orphan raccoon immediately after they met and started nursing and cleaning it as if it was her own.
A shelter kitty met a rescue doggie at their forever loving home. It did not take long for the two to cuddle up together for a nap. They are now best of friends. “We got the cat a couple years after the dog. The dog has a strong mothering instinct and really took a liking to the cat. They’ve been inseparable ever since. The cat even likes sleeping in the dog’s crate,” said their hooman.
A baby pig abandoned by her mother in 2009 had found a new home after being adopted... by a Rottweiler. The little piglet faced starving when she was rejected as the runt of a litter of 13. Sasha (Rottweiler mum) had given birth to puppies of the same age so her maternal instincts kicked in when she saw baby piglet. Such a wonderful family - I have no recent update but little piglet was to stay as part of the family. ♥ Photo - Wales News
Chia, a Pomeranian in Emporia, Kan., let four abandoned kittens nurse from her in August 2000. Chia, who had a 2-week-old puppy of her own at the time, adopted the motherless kittens after they were found by her owner's boyfriend. "Her mother instincts took over," owner Kelsey Wilson said. "She herded them and got them to nurse." What a wonderful mom, Chia is!
They may be the kings of the jungle, but these lion cubs are pussy cats when it comes to their surrogate mother. Thanks to Beth the crossed mastiff's mutt-erly instincts she has raised a pride of 12 mighty lions. Not afraid of a bit of rough and tumble with these mini-kings of the jungle, Beth the lion-nanny happily frolics, nurses and acts as a surrogate mother to newly born cubs at a South African lion sanctuary.