Dog and piglets form an unlikely relationship

A dog who has just given birth to pups in Cuba also assumes nursing responsibilities for piglets whose mother had died.

PLAYA LARGA (REUTERS) - Linda the dog has taken on nursing responsibilities and is taking care of these little piglets after their mother died. She had just given birth to pups and was already lactating so the owner of the dog and piglets decided to put them together. 

Mr Ignacio Estevez, owner of the dog and piglets, said: "On the first day she was a little hesitant but ended up giving the piglets milk, and then a week on, she would arrive on her own volition to feed them."

The animals have become an attraction in the Cuban town. Linda is still diligently balancing her parental duties between the piglets and her own six pups.