November 12, 2008
A pit bull is nursing and caring for a litter of six German shepherd puppies orphaned after their mother was hit and killed by a car.
The night before they were brought to the Animal Humane Society’s St. Paul location, a stray female pit bull, named Peanut, was taken in. It was obvious she had recently been nursing her own litter because she was still full of milk.
The timing of their arrivals was an incredible coincidence and one AHS staff couldn’t ignore. “We thought we'd just kind of try this out and put the puppies in with Peanut,” said Anne Ahiers, operations supervisor at the St. Paul facility. After some time, Peanut took the pups in as her own. All are doing well and will be available for adoption in the coming weeks.
Ahiers says that Peanut is a "sweet dog" and that she hopes Peanut's motherly ways will show people that not all stereotypes about pit bulls are true.
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