Poodle nursing kittens recovering from surgery after she was hit by car, broke front legs

SAN ANGELO — A dog foster mother to two litters of kittens has recovered from surgery after visiting Knickerbocker Road Animal Hospital in San Angelo, Texas.

Eve, a 3- to 5-year-old poodle mix, had her front legs broken when she was hit by a car in September. Cassie's Place, a Texas rescue facility, brought Eve and her kittens to San Angelo and is asking for donations to help offset the bill.

Eve's surgery was Tuesday, Sept 25 and she was recovering well the following Wednesday, said Dr. Karen Frembgen, of Knickerbocker Road Animal Hospital.

"She is so sweet and just a happy little girl, despite her injuries," Frembgen said. "She is in high spirits, though sore."

How did the dog adopt two litters of kittens?

Eve was lactating when the accident happened. A search for Eve's puppies came up empty-handed, and Eve was described as depressed until she met the kittens at the Midland animal shelter.

The kittens, two females and four males, are part of two litters that were discovered without a mother. One litter was 2-3 weeks old and the other was 4-5 days old. Animal shelter workers needed to find a "mother" for the orphaned kittens, and decided on Eve.

"She instantly took to them," Zrubek said. "She loves the job and duty of being a mom."

Cassie's Place knew about Eve, but did not know she was nursing kittens when a volunteer went to pick her up. Cassie's Place couldn't bear to separate the unusual family.

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