Madyson, a four-year-old Irish setter, gave birth to 15 puppies, but she isn’t caring for all of the little puppies by herself. She’s getting a helping hand from Liliana, a six-year-old English setter.
When Madyson gave birth, owner Julie Murray didn’t have a chance to wash all the newborns because Liliana stepped in to assist. She also started to produce milk to help with the hungry puppies.
Murray said, “She started cleaning them and looking after them and soon after began producing milk even though she wasn’t pregnant - I was amazed. Normally the natural mum is really protective over her pups but the pair share feeding times.”
A spokesperson from the South of England Irish Setter Club said, “It’s certainly quite unusual for an Irish Setter mother to let another breed of dog help out like this. I’m sure it helps deal with 15 puppies, which is quite an impressive litter.”
Source: Daily Mail