When she found the kitty she just knew she couldn’t leave her behind.
Dogs are known for their loyal, brave, and altruistic nature. It seems that the majority of them come with a strong compassion gene and will go out of their way to take care of those around them. Hazel is one such dog who just didn’t have it in here to pass up the opportunity to help an abandoned kitten out.
Hazel lives with her mom, Monica Burks, in Abilene, Texas. One day Monica gently bumped Hazel outside to force her to go potty. She didn’t really want to go out in the rain and needed a little encouragement. When the 3-year-old pup didn’t return after a few minutes, her human started to worry.
When Monica peeked outside to search for Hazel, she was shocked to see her trotting up the driveway with a tiny kitten in tow.
When she found a drenched, tiny kitten left in the rain all by itself, apparently Hazel’s maternal instincts kicked into overdrive.
Hazel was going to help the kitten by leading it to her human in the warm, dry house.
Though Hazel was putting forth a valiant effort, getting the kitten to come along proved a difficult task. Seeing the adorable event unfold, Monica grabbed her phone a recorded her sweet pup herding the kitten back home.
The Story has melted over 700,000 hearts and counting since first being uploaded in November. Monica nursed the kitten back to health, with Hazel’s amazing help, of course, and named her
Sheba. She has since been adopted by Monica’s brother, Mark, and has the best cousin in Hazel that a kitty could ever ask for.
Watch Hazel lead the kitten to her new furrever family in the video below: