In Warwickshire, England in 2003, police found a dirty, malnourished, abused and cowering Greyhound locked in an abandoned shed. They took her to the Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary and after several weeks, Geoff Grewcock (the man who runs the sanctuary) and staff were able to restore the dog back to health.
The Greyhound was named Jasmine and the search for an adoptive family began. Jasmine on the other hand had entirely different intentions. She started by welcoming all of the new animals to the sanctuary. Whether it was a puppy, a rabbit or a fox cub, she would go to the animals box/cage and give them a mothering lick.
Geoff stated, “she is like that with all of our animals, even the rabbits. She takes all the stress out of them, and it helps them to not only feel close to her, but to settle into their new surroundings. She has done the same with the fox and badger cubs, she licks the rabbits and guinea pigs, and even lets the birds perch on the bridge of her nose.”
Jasmine became the sanctuary’s surrogate mother; these are some photos of Jasmine and some of her surrogate children:
Do you think all dog breeds are capable of such compassion to animals?