UPDATE: Stray Dog Kept Five Kittens Warm On The Side Of The Road.

| Published on November 28, 2019

On a cold night in Ontario, Canada, cars drove down the road as usual. Unfortunately, many of them did not notice the dog laying on the side of the road. A sweet stray dog named Serenity was curled up on the snowy roadside on a cold night. Luckily, someone finally noticed her and decided to call for help. However, when they approached Serenity, they realized that she was not alone. This stray dog was curled up around 5 tiny kittens!

As soon as this Good Samaritan noticed the dog and kittens shivering on the side of the road, they called Pet and Wildlife Rescue. Serenity appeared to be curled around these tiny black kittens in an attempt to keep them warm. It is unclear how long she had been with the kittens or what happened to their cat mother, but Pet and Wildlife Rescue rushed to the scene right away.

A Motherly Instinct

Serenity could’ve easily found a warmer and more comfortable place for herself on that cold night, but she wasn’t thinking about herself at all. She likely saw those kittens in need and rushed to do whatever she could to save them. If it weren’t for her caring nature, the kittens likely wouldn’t have survived.

Even when Serenity and the kittens were brought to the shelter, she still didn’t want to leave their side. The shelter posted adorable photos of her protecting her ‘babies’ at the shelter. 

Serenity and the kittens are currently staying at a foster family together. The kittens are being kept safe and healthy there. Once they grow older, they will be put up for adoption. However, Serenity is looking for her forever home as soon as possible!

Even though Serenity would likely love to find a home with at least one of the kittens, she doesn’t want to have to wait to find her forever family. After hearing her story, lots of people already want to adopt her. She is thrilled that her story and cute face are enough to get people interested.

The shelter guesses that Serenity is about two years old, so she’s still young with lots of energy. She is a sweet girl that will clearly do well in a home with other cats, but she still has a lot of manners and commands to learn. She needs a home that is willing to teach her new things and embrace her sweet, energetic nature.

Even though many people have expressed interest in Serenity, the shelter is going to work hard to make sure she goes to the perfect home. The staff have fallen in love with her in just a short period of time, and they want to make sure she goes home with the right family.


Serenity AND all her kittens have found homes! From Pet and Wildlife Rescue’s Facebook page:

December 6th, 2020 marked the 1 year adopt-aversary for one very memorable dog whose story travelled not only throughout Chatham-Kent, but around the world🌎! Serenity (now named Murphy) was called in as a stray on a chilly November day, but to our Animal Control Officers’ surprise she was not alone. She was curled up on the side of the road with 5 little kittens keeping them warm. The Dodo recently re-ran her story and we have received quite a few inquiries about her. We wanted to share this heartwarming update from her adopters🥰.
“The following was made from Google using photos of Murphy over the past year. It starts from when we brought her home in the crate through new adventures including boating in Georgian Bay and chilling at home. We love her so much. She is a great friend and companion. I don’t think a day goes by that we do not take a picture of her. We could make a video a week. Suffice to say we are still amazed and dumbfounded and most probably always will be that such a beautiful, loving and fun loving dog was found like she was and also with such young, helpless kittens. She is still very much a GOOFBALL and brings a smile to everyone that sees her. Thank you does not seem enough but it comes from the bottom of our hearts.”
The kittens that she so kindly took in as her own have all been adopted to loving forever homes🏠!

H/T: thedodo.com
Featured Image: @pawr.org/Facebook