This kitty’s eyes were shut from being caked and swollen, as he suffered from a highly contagious disease and so no one dared come near him. But a kind hearted soul thought above all of that, and answered the pitiable little kitty’s cry for help.
Valentino was rescued and brought to an animal shelter, but his woes were far from over. He suffered from a condition called Sarcoptic Mange — a highly contagious skin disease caused by mites that burrow through the skin causing intense itching and irritation. The condition is highly contagious both to cats, dogs and humans.
As a result, nobody dared to come near this poor kitty. His coat was hardened and riddled with grime. He just lay there in one of the cages of the Baldwin Park animal shelter, begging for any passers-by to pay some attention to him.
“He reached out with his little paw and made the tiniest meow,” Seamans tells The Dodo.
“It was like he was screaming without verbalizing it: ‘Please help me’… There are times when it’s not an option to keep walking,” she adds. “You just have to stop. This was one of those times.”