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Newborn Pig Abandoned By Her Mother Was Fighting For Her Life Until A Dog Intervened

After their cute photographs were posted on social media, a huge farm dog and a little piglet became a social media hit, but especially after knowing the poignant tale behind this loving surrogate mother and this infant who only emanates tenderness.

Katjinga, an eight-year-old Rhodesian Ridgeback, did an excellent job of taking care of cranky Paulinchen, a beautiful orphaned baby pig.

Fortunately, Paulinchen was discovered seconds after she died and taken into the care of the dog, who, fortunately for her, welcomed her as one of her own.

Katjinga lived with her adopted parents Roland Adam, 54, and his wife Edit, 44, on a large farm in Hoerstel, Germany.

Roland was the one who discovered Paulinchen, who was on the verge of death. She was completely frail, barely surviving after being abandoned by her family just a day after birth.

“Wild pigs roam our country, and a sow in our woodland had given birth to a litter of five.” I discovered Paulinchen alone, and she was really chilly when I took her up. I was convinced that the pig would be killed by foxes that night, so I carried her home and handed her to Katjinga. “She had recently given birth to a litter of kittens that are now 10 months old, so I figured there was a chance I could take over her care,” Roland explained.

“Katjinga is the finest mother anyone could ask for. She was smitten by the small pig. He began washing her right away, as if she were one of her own puppies. She started producing milk again a few days later to breastfeed the piglet. It was clear that she regarded her as her own child.”