Orphaned Puppy Adopted by Mother Cat and Litter of Kittens

Bobby the Chihuahua mix now has five kitten siblings.

— -- An adorable puppy who was orphaned days after being born has found a new family in a litter of kittens.

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...."

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.

"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.