Boo the dog helps care for abandoned newborn kittens

Boo the Border Collie has taken up an unusual role of being a surrogate mum to two newborn kittens who were rescued from a shed after they were found abandoned by their mum.

The four-year-old dog has taken to given the kittens cuddles and doesn't mind them crawling all over her. Credit: SWNS

While Erica bottle feeds the kittens, four-year-old Boo has taken to giving cuddles to the five-day-old babies, who have been named Polly and Margo.

Dog owner Erica Fox from Reepham, Lincolnshire, is giving round the clock care to the tiny female kittens and is planning to look after them until they are old enough to be re-homed.