A woman hugged a homeless cat that nobody wanted to touch, The cat was so grateful, he thanked her with the sweetest meow.
Valentino had a very hard past. No one knows his story, but it’s clear that his life has been very difficult.
When Elaine Seamans went to the medical wing of the Baldwin Park Shelter, she was shocked to see the condition of the kitten. The cat was pure mange, covered in dirt and suffering from a disease called sarcoptic mange, which is highly contagious. Their eyes were so infected they were completely glued together.
“Seeing him in that state broke me, knowing how defeated he must have been feeling,” Elaine told Love Meow.
“I opened his cage after being shocked by his appearance. He got up and almost fell, but turned around and came to me. Valentino stretched his little paw and cried for help”.
Elaine wasn’t afraid of his illnesses and held him in a big hug, which he had been waiting for so long.
Many thought he was on the verge of death, but his embrace somehow brought his life back to that fragile little body. He put his head on her shoulder and extended his paw with as little strength as he had, asking to be loved.
Then he meowed as if to say, “Thank you!”
“This is one of the cutest cats I’ve ever met. When I saw him in the medical wing of the Baldwin Park shelter he stole my heart,” shared Elaine with Love Meow.
Elaine contacted Toby Wisneski, founder of Leave No Paws Behind (https://www.leavenopawsbehind.org/) (a California rescue group). “I heard his little cries, asking for help, on the phone and my decision was made,” Toby said, “We couldn’t let him die.
Toby went to the shelter to get Valentino. That day, they saved his life and he found love! They named him Valentino because he has a huge heart and is incredibly kind.
Valentino couldn’t see the team and the vets who helped him, but he knew he was in good hands. On the first day at the hospital, his pain was relieved and he even began to purr and cuddle. “He is so kind and grateful for the gift of life, love and excellent medical care.”
“Despite all this, Valentino is very kind and sweet and has won the heart of the entire team of the Pet Doctors of Sherman Oaks,” he told Leave No Paws Behind.
His eyes are slowly starting to open now. “He has a long way to go, however, gets a little better every day … all he wants is care.” Your weak meow is louder now.
Valentino is fine and he eating well. His journey to recovery will be a little long, but he knows he is safe, receiving love and the best possible medical attention, and most importantly, he knows that his life is important.