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Mother Breastfeeds Tiny Puppy To Save His Life

12/02/2014 09:47 GMT | Updated 12/02/2014 10:59 GMT

Humans breastfeeding animals is becoming positively de rigueur, darlings.

Just take this lady, who selflessly allowed a Labrador puppy to suckle at her breast.

The unidentified Colorado woman told KRDO she felt she had no choice as she watched the pup, who was the runt of an orphaned litter of five, struggle to survive.

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The pup named Tubbs was the runt of an orphaned litter

Unable to get him to feed from a bottle, the mother-of-one (human) said: “I was desperate and I just couldn’t bear sitting there watching it die.

“Literally what clicked in my head was like, put him on you, just pray to God that maybe he’ll take something and won’t die.”

She posted a picture of the pup – named Tubbs – on her Facebook page, explaining why she took the action despite feeling “weird” and “embarrassed”.

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Terri Graham breastfeeding her pug Spider

While doctors state human breast milk is not nutritiously the best for animals, that didn’t stop Terri Graham from happily suckling her pet pug Spider.

The 44-year-old Californian did not breastfeed her own two children, but told Closer magazine: “People say I’m a freak but having Spider suck my boob means I finally feel complete and a better mother.”

And lets not forget the newborn monkey being raised on human breast milk after his mother rejected him.

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