A Colorado woman determined to do whatever it took to save a puppy's life decided to breastfeed the ailing pup back to health.

The puppy is one of a litter of orphaned lab-mix puppies and wasn't able to eat from a bottle, so rather than watch the little guy starve to death, the woman – who still nurses her own 15-month (human) baby, jumped into action and let the puppy latch on. She explains, "I didn’t know what else to do. I was desperate and I just couldn’t bear sitting there watching it die."

It appears her decision paid off, as the dog is said to be doing well and no longer breastfeeding.