Previously ‘feral’ dog sweetly saves life of sick hummingbird

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Rex the dog has a rough past, but he’s turning over a new feather.

Before Rex was adopted, he used to attack cats and get in fights with other dogs. But a month after his adoption, Rex is showing his softer side — and it’s saved the life of an injured hummingbird.

When Rex noticed the sick bird in his yard, “he suddenly stopped and he would not move,” Rex’s owner, Ed Gernon, told CBS Los Angeles. When Gernon finally picked the bird up, he thought it was dead. “It [was] covered in ants,” he said.

But Gernon was able to somehow nurse the hummingbird back to health, feeding it a sugar formula every 15 minutes, 24 hours a day. Now, the bird’s doing lots better. Read more…

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