Cat Takes Over As A Doting Mother To Two Abandoned Baby Squirrels

The video below is part of a trove of video footage unearthed by Los Angeles-based animal rescuer Mary Cummins while she was transferring some old files.

But it serves as a timeless reminder that all the great things we do in this life start small and furry.

In the video, posted on YouTube last December, a baby squirrel can be seen soaking up a cat’s tender tongue-bathing.

According to Cummins, her cat brought in two baby squirrels from her yard and became a doting mother to them.

The squirrels, of course, have long since been released back into the wild, and have hopefully lived long fruitful (and nutful) lives.

But even more importantly, her cat’s sweet ministration inspired Cummins to become a wildlife rehabilitator.

cat finds baby squirrels

Through her nonprofit rescue, Animal Advocates, she has rescued thousands of animals: coyotes, bobcats, foxes, opossums, skunks, squirrels, moles, voles, mice, rats, and bats. And, of course, raccoons. All thanks to the example set by one very compassionate cat.

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