A mother opossum was attacked by a dog in Brazil. Unfortunately, she succumbed to the ordeal and left seven of her newborn babies to survive on their own. Soon after being found, these orphaned babies were brought to pet behaviorist Stephanie Maldonado for further examination. She took them to a local animal rescue, but they didn’t have any space for the babies.
She then decided to care for the babies herself until they were old enough to live independantly. She fed them every couple of hours, but Stephanie knew that she needed a helping hand in order to give these babies a chance at survival. This is where her dog, Pretinha, came to the rescue. The gentle dog started caring for them as though they were her own!
Just take a look at this dedicated mama!
The opossum babies are happy to grow with their foster mom. They are growing stronger day after day. Once they are able to survive on their own, Stephanie will release them back into the wild.
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