When BC SPCA staff arrived at the Comox Valley & District Branch on the chilly morning of December 1, 2009 they were surprised to find an all too familiar package at the front door. As they approached the cardboard box, a silver cat jumped out and ran away.
This wasn't the first time BC SPCA staff found an abandoned pet at their door but it was especially upsetting because of the winter cold. Staff explored the area for the missing feline, but couldn't find him.
They continued about their morning routine, feeding and caring for shelter animals and preparing for business hours. Just before opening to the public, staff member Jennifer wanted to trying looking around again for the silver cat. She got dressed to brave the snowy blizzard outside and searched the forest of trees located beside the shelter. As she searched around among the trees, she called “Here, kitty kitty”. Suddenly, she heard a very loud, high-pitched "meow".
Jennifer set off running and soon came upon a small, black & white kitten running towards her. Jennifer tucked the little survivour away in her jacket.
She knew the mother-cat and more kittens couldn't be far away. With tears freezing to her cheeks, she ran back to the shelter for help.
Another staff member named Joan joined Jennifer on the hunt and luckily, they found the feline family. Once the animals were brought inside to get warm, despite the traumatic experience, they were found to be in good health. They ate a lot of food and had a much-needed long nap.
Dexter was one of those cold little kittens who now lives the life of a king. He was adopted on January 16, 2010 to a loving home in Port Alice, B.C. where he enjoys his nap time and will never be cold or hungry again.
Congratulations to Dexter and his new family!
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