George, il cane pastore dei gatti

ATTUALITA’ – Un Fox Terrier inglese di nome George ha un raro talento: quello di essere stato per gli ultimi 13 anni il sorvegliante, o meglio il cane pastore, di almeno 250 gattini prima che questi fossero pronti per l’adozione. Mr. Mike Sargent, della Protezione animali di Rutherford, Australia, ha parlato del suo abile aiutante canino al New Castle Herald, raccontando che, oltre a tenere d’occhio i piccoli felini, come un cane pastore fa con il gregge, George si dedica anche alla loro pulizia, lavandoli e spazzolandoli spesso con la sua lingua.
E’ incredibile guardare la scena, ha detto Mr. Sergent, George raduna i gattini se si allontanano e tiene lontano da loro i curiosi se si avvicinano troppo.

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George, the Fox Terrier shown above with some of his charges, has a rare talent, that of herding cats.
For the last 13 years the caring canine has helped his owner, Mr. Mike Sargent, raise kittens for the Rutherford branch of the RSPCA – the Australian Society for the Protection of Animals – keep an eye on as many as 250 of the little felines until they were ready for adoption.
Mr. Sargent told the New Castle Herald that George is also dedicated to the kittens’ cleanliness, often grooming them with his tongue.
‘‘He rounds them up like a sheep dog,’’ Mr Sargent said.
‘‘He’ll bark at them if they go too far away and bark at people if he thinks they are getting too close.’’

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