Labrador Steps In When A Helpless Kitten Has Nobody To Count On

By Kayleigh Roberts
This Labrador Adopted an Abandoned Kitten and Their Bond Is Everything
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If the week has been hard and long and you need something wonderful in your life, keep reading because this is the kind of story the internet was invented for. A beautiful friendship is blooming at the Battersea Dogs & Cats Home in England, and we're so here for it.

When an adorable kitten named Ava was abandoned in a garden in London, the staff at Battersea weren't the only ones who stepped up to help: A Labrador named Barney took on the job of foster parent to the helpless kitten.

Barney was dropped off at the shelter in 2014 after his family realized they weren't equipped to care for him and he was adopted by Rachel Ab'dee, the head nurse at the shelter, Metro reports.

As soon as Ava arrived at Battersea, Barney took her under his wing (and into his bed — awww) to care for her.

"Barney adores Ava and can't wait to come into Battersea every morning so he can see her," Rachel explained.

Watch the shelter's video about their adorable friendship below.

Ava and Barney

Found abandoned in a London garden aged just days old little kitten Ava was rushed into Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. She is still so young that she needs hand-feeding every two hours and spends much of her day in the Battersea clinic office. This is where she met her new best friend, Barney. The three-year-old #Labrador has taken his role of kitten-sitting very seriously - snuggling with Ava, playing with her, and monitoring her every move around the office to make sure she’s safe. He's a real top dog! Ava already has a home lined up but there are plenty of dogs and cats still searching: https://www.battersea.org.uk/

Posted by Battersea Dogs & Cats Home on Tuesday, September 12, 2017

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