Dog found protecting 5 kittens on roadside, becomes social media star

A shelter dog in Canada became a social media star after she was found on the side of a road protecting five kittens.

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According to KIRO-TV, the dog, named Serenity, was picked up by an animal control officer in Ontario earlier this month. A Facebook post from Pet and Wildlife Rescue in Chatham, Ontario, was shared across the United States and Canada.

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Serenity and the kittens have received offers for adoption, but staff members said they're trying to select the best home for the pup and the kittens – although the kittens are not old enough to be on their own. They're with a foster family and will be there until they're adopted. Serenity is available for adoption Dec. 3. See the shelter's posts below.

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