Orphaned Puppy Adopted by Mother Cat and Litter of Kittens

PHOTO: Bobby, a 5-week-old chihuahua mix, was adopted this month by a mother cat at the Michigan Human Society in Bingham Farms, Michigan.PlayMichigan Humane Society
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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."

PHOTO: Bobby and the kittens will remain in foster care under they are old enough to be placed for adoption. Michigan Humane Society
Bobby and the kittens will remain in foster care under they are old enough to be placed for adoption.

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...."

PHOTO: The Michigan Humane Society posted a video of Bobby and his blended family onto their Facebook page on April 22, where it was viewed over 50,000 times. Michigan Humane Society
The Michigan Humane Society posted a video of Bobby and his blended family onto their Facebook page on April 22, where it was viewed over 50,000 times.
PHOTO: Gwen the cat has been nursing Bobby the dog in a foster home, along with her five kittens. Michigan Humane Society
Gwen the cat has been nursing Bobby the dog in a foster home, along with her five kittens.

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.

PHOTO: Bobby was left orphaned after his mother was hit by a car when he was just a few days old. Michigan Humane Society
Bobby was left orphaned after his mother was hit by a car when he was just a few days old.

"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.