Thanks to MSNBC for this sweet story.
Dog adopts panther cub threatened by mother
Rhodesian Ridgeback nurtures tiny 15-day-old cat born at Belgrade Zoo
July 16, 2007
BELGRADE, Serbia – Man’s best friend helped save a tiny cat.
A 15-day-old female panther named Milica has been adopted by a Rhodesian Ridgeback after her mother refused to feed her and tried to kill her in the Belgrade Zoo.
“The mother panther has killed all her cubs since 1999,” zookeeper Dragan Jovanovic said.
“We believe she has been traumatized by the sound of NATO bombs” during airstrikes in the Serbian capital intended to stop former President Slobodan Milosevic’s crackdown against ethnic Albanian separatists in 1999, he said.