Below is a guest post by the animal and human rights activist and supporter of free software Luis Leonel.
In Brazil, a female dog adopted possums whose mother died after she was attacked by another dog at the beginning of January 2016.
Stephanie Maldonado found the orphaned cubs which needed to be fed every two hours, but it was still uncertain if possums would survive without maternal care.
Then her dog named Pretinha intervened to help and began to care for the possums as if they were her own children. “It’s very nice to see all the care she has with them, licking them all the time, and snuggling with them,” said Stephanie.
Animals have always demonstrated they are more compassionate than humans.
Perra adopta a zarigüeyas huérfanas, es una madre ejemplar
http://notasdemascotas.com/perra-adopta-a-zarigueyas-huerfanas/# This link includes more photos and a video.
It has been about a month since the baby orphaned possums came to the life of the Brazilian lady dog PRETINHA and now they are growing healthy and strong thanks to her care.
When they are old enough, Stephanie Maldonado expects the possums can be returned to their natural habitat, carrying with them the legacy of love and affection provided by her adoptive mother.
If you would want to honor this wonderful lady dog, please consider to name your new pet PRETINHA.
THANKS TO STEPHANIE MALDONADO (THE ADOPTIVE MOTHER OF PRETINHA) AND TO PRETINHA.
DOG WHO ADOPTS ORPHANED OPOSSUM, IS AN EXEMPLARY MOTHER (Article in Spanish language)
STEPHANIE AND PRETINHA ON FACEBOOK