Moon the Shih Tzu Help raise 74 kittens
To this day, Moon the Shih Tzu has taken a total of 74 kittens under his wing in an Australian veterinary clinic.
It seems that this special pup has a certain talent to reassure and put in trust the small felines ill or waiting to be adopted.
Moon this 5-year-old Shih Tzu has also become known as the best babysitter for kittens.
Moon is the dog of Kate Hayes, a veterinary nurse at Warwick Veterinary Hospital, near Perth, Australia. He spends most of his time in this establishment where he became the adoptive father of young animals in distress, especially cats.
Moon a loving Shih Tzu
It all began 4 years ago when his owner welcomed a three-legged cat named Phoenix. After her surgery, she had recovered in Kate’s home. What was her surprise when she realized that the cat and her dog were quickly attached to each other. Phoenix, who was rather nervous and suspicious, changed her attitude completely when she was with Moon. She was much more gentle and serene.
As Kate Hayes tells Animal Channe, when Moon hears kittens meowing, his ears stand up and he always goes looking for them, and then starts fondling them with his muzzle. His owner adds that the Shih Tzu “is more attached to sick kittens, it’s like he understands that something was wrong with them and he becomes very protective.”
Moon has developed a very special link with kitten called Stumbelina; this little female suffers from cerebellar hypoplasia, a neurological disease that makes her movement and balances difficult.
He followed her everywhere and when she collapsed, he helped her to get back on her feet.
All the kittens he “adopted” were transformed and supported by his presence and his kindness, as was Phoenix. Most were adopted.