Family Dog Nurses Orphaned Baby Goat

A family dog in Leicestershire, England, came to the aid of an orphaned newborn goat, nursing the animal in the family home.

Footage captured by Helen Gardner on January 28 shows Gracie, a springer spaniel who had recently given birth to a litter of puppies, suckling the baby goat inside a crate as one of her puppies looks on.

Speaking to Storyful, Gardner said, “The kid was very week and lethargic, so I brought her inside to warm her up and to try and hand-rear her.”

She added, “Gracie took her under her wing instantly and then started feeding her. Gracie is an amazing family dog. She had a litter of puppies 12 weeks ago and still has milk.” Credit: Helen Gardner via Storyful