(Warning: the video above includes the photo the woman posted of herself breastfeeding the puppy.)
COLORADO– A photo of a woman breastfeeding a puppy is going around the internet after the woman posted the picture on her Facebook page to explain why she did it, according to KRDO.
The Colorado Springs TV station reported that the woman told them she did it to save the puppy’s life.
She said the puppy, named Tubbs, was the runt of the litter. His mother was killed and he wouldn’t eat from the bottle.
She told KRDO, “He just wasn’t taking it. I didn’t know what else to do. I was desperate and I just couldn’t bear sitting there, watching him die. Literally what clicked in my head was like put him on you, just pray to God he will take something and not die.”
The puppy is now doing well and drinking regular formula.
A veterinarian that KRDO spoke to said human breast milk isn’t best for puppies; in an emergency situation, she doesn’t think it’s a big deal.