As it turns out, she was nursing and protecting a little abandoned kitten she had found.
When the animal control officers climbed into the ravine to find the shih tzu, she was tangled within the briars. As they got closer they saw that Goldie was protecting a new friend: a little kitten nursing at her side.
Goldie could have left the kitten on her own, but she refused.
Both were taken to a shelter and remained inseparable. The dog continued to care for the kitten as her own.
Eventually, both were adopted and welcomed into a foster home – together, of course.
There’s no place like home.
The two are now in a foster home together. This is a perfect example of how animals love – selfless.