No One Wanted To Touch A Poor Kitten Because Of Its Unfortunate State After A Year Without Human Contact
Although cats are typically independent creatures who can defend themselves on the street, hunt for their own food, and get items from humans, they may also experience the sufferings of being without a home. Even if they know how to go along the street, they might be victims of individuals who abuse them for no reason and make them sick, either from the food they consume or from a lack of sanitation.
Many people have been moved by the story of Valentino, a cat rescued in appalling circumstances. He was taken to a shelter in Los Angeles, where he was confined in a cage with a severe case of sarcoptic mange, a mite-borne skin ailment that may transmit to people.
Despite this, Elaine Seamans, the founder of the At-Choo Foundation, comforted him by taking him in her arms.
Valentino’s skin was so irritated that he couldn’t even open his eyes, and all he could do was make little fluffy sounds that sounded like groans and tears.
“With his final efforts, he looked to be pleading for assistance,” Elaine recalled. “When I carried him in my arms, he placed his head on my shoulder, and I knew I couldn’t leave him.”
She reached out to Toby Wisneski, the creator of Leave No Paws Behind, who promised to assist her with the Valentino case right away.
The kitten began to undergo therapy and gradually improved, eventually opening his eyes again after a few days. He was able to view his surroundings and the faces of the individuals who were assisting him after a year without human contact, which made him feel even more secure and assured that he would be safe.
And that moment also came very soon.
When Valentino was ready to be adopted, Tania Menjivar, a Leave No Pews Behind supporter who had observed Valentino’s case, contacted her to express her want to adopt him.
“When I first spotted Valentino, I said to myself, ‘I have to raise this cat,’” Tania explained.
Tania had always been a dog lover, but on one occasion she took in a purebred cat who had been saved from the street in appalling conditions; she named him Kitty, and despite being given just a few weeks to live, he stayed with her for five years.
It came time to do it again, and he learned that he had a strong affection for cats who need to be cared for.
So she eventually brought Valentino home, who is doing OK; he likes to snuggle up with Tania every morning and beg for something to eat while gazing out the window. He is a big eater, in fact, he is a little overweight, and he got along swimmingly with Tania’s dogs.
He has no fear of anything, and when he first arrived, he casually approached the dogs and made friends with them.