After being found abandoned in Markham just before Valentine’s Day, a tiny kitten named Valentina has overcome the odds and is now ready to find a loving home to call her own.
Now approximately eight weeks old, the kitten was brought to the Ontario SPCA Provincial Education & Animal Centre by a Markham animal control officer after being found by a couple passing by near Kennedy Road and Highway 7 in Markham on February 11. The grey tabby could be heard meowing from underneath tissue paper inside a pink Holt Renfrew shopping bag that had been left by a community mailbox.
A veterinary examination revealed she was dehydrated and cold after being left outside in sub-zero temperatures. Named Valentina by staff at the Provincial Education & Animal Centre, who cared for her around the clock, the kitten slowly grew stronger with each passing day.
Valentina will be available to “foster to adopt” on Friday at the Ontario SPCA Provincial Education & Animal Centre, located just outside Newmarket. Once she is ready to be spayed, she can officially be adopted by her foster family.
“This playful kitten is very affectionate, despite what she’s been through,” reports Diana Marsilio-Apostoli, Manager, Provincial Education & Animal Centre. “She’s very playful and is looking for a loving family to welcome her into their home and give her a second chance at life.”
The Ontario SPCA is asking anyone with any information about this kitten, or who witnessed anything suspicious in the area of Highway 7 and Kennedy Road on February 11, to call 310-SPCA (7722) immediately.
To see animals available for adoption at the Provincial Education & Animal Centre, visit peac.ontariospca.ca