There’s nothing like a mother’s love, even in the animal kingdom.

3 year-old Muffey, a Shih-Tzu in North County, has taken on the role of mother to four nursing kittens.

The mama cat died of heart failure two weeks after giving birth and Muffey took over.

Muffey had a litter of pups a couple years ago and evidently likes being a mom.

Her owner says the pooch won’t let the 2-month-old kittens out of her sight.