The BC SPCA’s North Cariboo Branch in Prince George is hoping to find loving homes for the two kittens and seven adult cats found abandoned inside storage bins on a vacant property on Milburn Avenue earlier this month.
“These poor cats were trapped inside the plastic bins for days without food or water, breathing through air holes punched in the lid,” says Alex Schare, animal centre services manager for the Prince George SPCA. “They were emaciated and matted with feces and urine, but with lots of loving care and medical attention they are now ready to be adopted into their forever homes.”
Schare says the cats have all been given “happy” Hawaiian names by SPCA staff and volunteers, reflecting the SPCA’s desire that they will live blissful, tranquil lives after their terrible experience. “Some of the cats would do best in a calmer home but others love being around people and animals. They all have amazing personalities, though, and we really hope we will be able to find them the amazing homes they deserve.”
Schare expressed the BC SPCA’s gratitude to all those who donated towards the medical and care costs for the cats’ recovery. “These animals experienced the worst of human behaviour when they were abandoned and left to die in those storage bins, but they also experienced the kindness and compassion of humans through the caring people who reached out to give them a second chance.”
Anyone interested in adopting one of the cats is encouraged to visit the BC SPCA North Cariboo Branch at 4011 Lansdowne Road, Prince George.