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Dog saves newborn kitten, now pals for life

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Roscoe was an injured, newborn kitten covered in maggots and pinned underneath a log, when he was found by Opie the dog. Imgur photo by Lia Spilka Roscoe was an injured, newborn kitten covered in maggots and pinned underneath a log, when he was found by Opie the dog. Imgur photo by Lia Spilka

A newborn kitten whose life was in danger when he was discovered by a curious pooch out on a walk, is now best buddies with the dog who saved him.

About a year ago, James Roode was walking his dog, Opie, in Ontario, Canada when Opie discovered an injured, newborn kitten covered in maggots and pinned underneath a log, the Huffington Post reported.

Opie, who appears to be a pug-boxer mix, refused to leave the newborn kitten's side.

Roode took the shirt off his back and carried the kitten home and then took him to the vet.

Roode and his partner Lia Spilka decided to make the kitten a member of his family and named the tiny black and white newborn Roscoe. Spilka posted photos of Roscoe's recovery online on Imgur. The photos went viral. The internet fell in love with the adorable kitten, who had to be fed with a syringe and was so small he could fit into a person's hand.

Now, Roscoe is one year older and hangs out with his pal Opie all the time.

"They love to chase each other and bat at one another. If they don't both decide to play at the same time, one is always instigating the other to play. It is clear they were meant to be brothers," said Spilka.

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