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  • Lisa, a Skye Terrier, nurses kittens in this April 8, 1966, photo. (File)

Thursday, March 21, 2019 9:30 am

April 8, 1966: Dog nurses kittens

COREY MCMAKEN | The Journal Gazette

Lisa, a 1 1/2-year-old Skye Terrier, gave some help to a new mother when she began nursing newborn kittens in April 1966.

The dog, owned by Fred Proctor and his wife, had given birth to five puppies four weeks earlier. The Proctors' daughter was staying with her parents and brought along her cat, Puffy, who gave birth to five kittens. 

Puffy didn't seem to mind when Lisa took over nursing duties, according to a caption in The Journal Gazette.