Orphaned pup adopted by mother cat and kittens

Posted at 8:03 AM, Apr 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-27 11:03:41-04

An adorable puppy who was orphaned days after being born has found a new family in a litter of kittens.

"They're pretty young, so they're growing into their personalities," Ryan McTigue, of the Michigan Humane Society, told ABC News. "After he's big enough, we are going to get him in foster care among dogs, so he can learn to be a dog. He'll be a good ambassador for both species, that's for sure."

McTigue said that Bobby, a 5-week-old Chihuahua mix, was sent to the Michigan Humane Society in Bingham Farms on April 1 after being picked up by a local rescue group.

"The mother had gotten hit by a car, and, unfortunately, she passed away when he was a couple of days old," McTigue said. "A puppy that young, needs his mother...."

Since Bobby was left an orphan, MHS staff decided to take a chance with Gwen, a mother cat who was already nursing a litter of five kittens.

Gwen accepted Bobby as one of her own -- feeding and comforting the pup along with his kitten siblings.

"Gwen, she was very content with all her little guys running around, so it seems like a perfect fit," McTigue said. "... We're helping with their medical needs. They'll be in foster care until they're big enough to find loving homes."

The human society posted a video of Bobby and his blended family onto their Facebook page on April 22. Over 50,000 people have viewed the footage and many have already inquired about adopting the animals.