A starving pregnant pooch who lost her pups has had a new lease of life - as a mum to three adorable orphaned kittens.

The malnourished dog, which was wandering alone, was taken in by kind hearted rescuers and given an emergency C-Section.

She had been surviving on scraps and was barely getting by when she was found be volunteers.

She was taken to a vets but sadly her litter of unborn pups did not survive.

The pooch was found wandering near a petrol station by the US-Mexico border.

Georgia the Australian shepherd mix was found living near a petrol station

An Australian shepherd mix, the mutt has been renamed Georgia by dog-lovers at the Sunshine Dog Rescue centre.

In a heartwarming twist of fate, Georgia has taken in a litter of some orphaned kittens following the death of her own pups.

The unlikely family are now happily getting on, and Georgia seems to love her fostered family.

When she was found by volunteers, she was not in a good way.

Now the loving pooch has a family to look after

Anita Osa, founder of Sunshine Dog Rescue, told ABC15: “The best way I could describe it was she was frantic.

“It was so sad, she was looking for those babies. She tore up the toddler mattress we had her on, trying to find her babies.”

As the would-be mum was lactating, Anita took to social media on a desperate quest to find some pups who would need milk.

And coincidentally, four orphaned kittens needed a loving new mum.

The rescue centre said the dog and kittens are doing well

Despite the age-old myth that cats and dogs don’t get along, this unlikely family have come together in a perfect match.

Anita said: “I was certainly unsure, but I had seen other species nurse another species before, so I thought ‘worse case scenario she doesn’t take to them and I have some kittens I need to tend to myself.'”

Sadly, one of the kittens died on the first night - but the other three have been nurtured by their loving new doggy mum.

Anita said: “I introduced them to her gently. I first brought one out and let her sniff it, and she seemed to accept it, so I brought the others out.

“It’s amazing to see how she instantly calmed down. I think for the kittens, they have no idea that Georgia is a dog.”