It is believed that cats and dogs are mortal enemies but in the animal world, there is no place for hatred.
Locals in Akçay, Balıkesir were left astonished when a street dog from the neighborhood adopted an orphaned kitten. The dog has breastfed it to life and becomes very protective when someone tries to touch the kitten.Murat Polat, a local resident, said it is very unusual for a dog to protect a cat, let alone take care of it. "They are believed not to get along well but this dog has a motherly love for the kitten. When the kitten suckles on the dog, the dog does not even move and even tries to protect the kitten with her paws," Polat said.
Ömür Polat, who took photos of this example of motherly love, said she loves animals and the scene gave her goose bumps.
Yılmaz Aygün, one of the people who first welcomed the dog to the neighborhood some two years ago, said: "We have never seen anything like this. I have been feeding cats and dogs for years but this is the first time I have seen a dog feeding a cat. Maternity is a noble feeling. People should learn from this example. Like this dog protects this cat and we should also do everything in our power to protect animals."