Gods may shapeshift at will into animals.
Classic antiquity is filled with examples.
Romulus and Remus, twin brothers and future founders of Rome, were breastfed by the She Wolf that saved them from the river waters they were abandoned by the slave Amulio.
“Mars pater te precor quaesoque
uti sies volens propitius
mihi domo familiaeque nostrae”.
Carmen Lustrale, Cato Priscus
Sculpture of Parodi and Briggi, Genoa