This article was originally posted on: https://animalchannel.co
Love knows no bounds, and a remarkable Labrador named Fred proved just that when he took on the role of foster dad to a flock of orphaned ducklings at Mountfitchet Castle in Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex. This heartwarming story of cross-species adoption captured the hearts of the internet, showcasing the incredible capacity of animals to care for others, even when they lack maternal instincts.
When the nine adorable ducklings found themselves without a mother, the human residents of the castle stepped in to care for them. Little did they know that Fred, a 10-year-old lab with a heart of gold, would take on the responsibility of being their foster parent. Despite never having been a father before, Fred embraced his new role with open paws, and the ducklings gladly hopped onto his back and head, forming an adorable and unlikely family.
Fred’s love for water and swimming came in handy as he led his little brood to the water for playful adventures. The ducklings joyously followed their “odd-looking new mum,” as they splashed around and had fun together. A year later, Fred’s nurturing instincts shone once again as he took in six more orphaned ducklings, becoming a proud father to a total of 15 adorable ducklings!
Original Article: https://animalchannel.co/fred-foster-dad-ducklings/