Behold Hema, the rescue dog who tenderly adopted and nurtured 20 kittens like her own.
Meet Hema the rescue pit bull who is obsessed with fostering cute kittens. “All she wants to do is lick and snuffle them,” the smart dog’s owner Marissa Clingen told The Dodo. “Who would have thought a stray D.C. pit bull with scars on her face would be a good foster parent to a litter of kittens?”
It all started a few years ago when the cute pit bull landed in the Humane Rescue Alliance Washington, D.C. “She was found as a stray dog but had many, many bite wounds,” the animal shelter’s spokesperson Alix Tolley tells The Dodo.
Considering that the pooch had such a rough start in life, she was still a very loving doggie. Maybe that’s why when Clingen swung by the shelter one day, she immediately fell in love with Hema and took her home as soon as she could.
Clingen volunteers as a kitten foster, but she was still surprised to see Hema get so deep into the role of a mother. “We hope all this attention given to Hema and the kittens will encourage people to adopt animals from shelters,” Clingen told Bored Panda.