The Winnipeg Free Press reports that Esperanza, a badly injured stray shepherd mix, was found in Alberta, Canada, nursing four puppies --and a kitten named Jacob! WFP quoted Criss Gerwin, who heads up an animal rescue: "I cried because she was in such bad condition with her leg, but she was obviously nursing her puppies and this kitten."
Esperanza ("hope" in Spanish) had been hit by a car and vets at the Edmonton Humane Society feared they'd have to amputate one of her legs. But hero vet Dr. Milton Ness volunteered to operate and was able to save it.
From the WFP: "The devoted mother is recovering well. She and her pups will go into foster care after the holidays until permanent homes can be found for them. But the humane society ideally would like Esperanza and Jacob to be adopted together."