Meet Maty, the three-legged pup that fosters abandoned kittens in Bend, Oregon. Yep, you heard that right. When Maty was just a pup, she was a stray herself. After she was rescued, she contracted a nasty staph infection that ate away at the tendons in her left leg, leaving no option except to amputate the limb in order to save the pooch”s life.

Now, Maty is the go-to girl for feral kittens in need of a transition into the domestic life in her hometown of Bend. Since she went through such similar hardships, it”s like she understands the kittens and what they need in order to thrive in life again.

The gentle pup meeting one of the kittens.

The gentle pup meeting one of the kittens.

She”s such a sweetie to these teeny felines.

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Aww, she even cleans them like a kitty mom would!

Aww, she even cleans them like a kitty mom would!

Too. Precious.

Too. Precious.

Two of a kind.

Two of a kind.

And here”s one of Maty, playing frisbee better than any four-legged dog I know.

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Just looking at her face you can tell she”s such a sweet pup. It”s amazing how gentle and understanding she is with the tiny kittens. She has more patience than many dogs (or humans) have. For a look into a day in the life of Maty, have a look at this video:

(source PawshPal)

To learn more about Maty, visit her bio page on The Humane Society of Central Oregon, where she”s an ambassador.