This Compassionate Collie Adopted An Orphaned Baby Fox And Is Raising Him Like Her Own

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We know that there are some unlikely animal friendships out there… And this motherly Collie and her adopted baby fox are no exception!

 

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Barely a few weeks old, this baby fox, called Dinozzo, was orphaned when his mummy got hit by a car and killed. Left to fend for himself, his chances of survival were very slim. But luckily, he was found by a vet and then adopted by an animal-loving family from Oberscheld, in Southern Germany.

 

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The Schmaing family who adopted Dinozzo, were already home to Ziva, their gorgeous Collie, and Leopold, a Bengal cat. But when they took the baby fox home with them, they were worried about how their pets would welcome him…

 

But miraculously, the baby fox was accepted by the other two animals. Within a few weeks, they became a lot closer and the three of them make up their own little furry family.

 

Whilst the feline and the baby fox are friends, it's the mother-son relationship between Ziva the Collie and Dinozzo that is truly astonishing.

 

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The Shmaing family told the site BoredPanda:

 

Ziva and Leopold fell in love with the little fox immediately. Our Collie acts as a foster mum for the little one. They are mostly peaceful, often playful and sometimes tired – sleeping together in one place.

 

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The fox is not usually a domestic animal, but Dinozzo seems to be getting used to his new way of life, learning from his two four-legged friends. He's even learned how to use the cat flap to get in and out of the house!

 

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Via : @BoredPanda

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