Abandoned Kitten and Puppy are Loving Friends at Shelter

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And they call it puppy love for abandoned kitten and pup

The age old saying ‘fighting like dogs and cats’ has been dispelled by a pair of unlikely friends at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home Old Windsor, UK.

At just weeks old, Buttons the dog and Kitty the cat were both abandoned from a very young age and are now being hand-reared together. So close is their bond that they sleep together, play together and even feed together.

Both Buttons and Kitty found themselves without a mum while still tiny babies, but the pair are finding comfort in each other under the watchful eye of their foster mum, Battersea Veterinary Nurse Sascha Taylor. Sascha said of the sweet bonded pair, “Normally we’d hand rear puppies and kittens separately but we thought we could try putting them together as they are both so young. Luckily it’s paid off as they adore being with each other and do everything together – it’s really very sweet. Hand-rearing them is hard work – I have to feed them every two hours, even throughout the night – but it’s totally worth it. We’re not sure if they’ll be rehomed together, though it would be great if they did!”

Buttons is a four week old Jack Russell Terrier whose mum and dad came in to the Home after their owners could no longer care for them. Button’s mum Poppy arrived heavily pregnant and gave birth to a litter of eight puppies. Sadly Buttons was the runt of the litter and was struggling to feed on her mother’s mil. Staff at the Home decided to hand-rear her when he mother rejected her.

Shortly after staff started hand-rearing Buttons, a week old kitten arrived at the centre after she was left behind by her mother. A kind passer-by found the defenceless and vulnerable kitten alone in her garden and took her to Battersea where she was given the name Kitty. Kitty is now four weeks old.





Buttons and Kitty are not available to be viewed by visitors, and they are not ready to be rehomed just yet. However, those interested in the pair are asked get in touch with Battersea at Phone: 0843 509 4444 or Email: [email protected]. Any potential homes will be put on a waiting list and contacted in the next 7 – 14 days. Normally, Battersea doesn’t rehome a kitten and puppy together, but Kitty and Buttons are a unique pair.


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