A puppy and kitten who were rescued from abuse and fostered together will soon be up for adoption together.
Beans was found by a couple last November abandoned in a park when he was around 6 weeks old. The Yorkshire Terrier mix was starving and hypothermic. The critically ill puppy was turned in to the BC SPCA in Burnaby, Canada for care.
"His survival was touch-and-go for several weeks and he had to be force fed and given medications every two hours to prevent seizures," said Lorie Chortyk, general manager of community relations for the BC SPCA.
One month earlier, an injured black and white kitten named Binx was rescued by a man and brought to a veterinarian for emergency care. The man did not leave his name, but told the vet that he had witnessed the two-week-old kitten being dropped, stepped on and mistreated by children in a neighboring home. He convinced the owners to let him take the kitten and he immediately took him for medical treatment.
Binx was flea infested and had injured his head leaving him permanently visually impaired. The BC SPCA took Binx in, but they were unable to follow through with a cruelty investigation without being able to locate the witness.
Over winter holidays, the BC SPCA raised several thousand dollars to cover the pair’s emergency care. A staff member at the shelter took the kitten and pup in for foster care and said the pair became fast friends. Binx and Beans are always around each other, playing and sleeping together.
Now a few months after their rescue, the two will soon be searching for their forever home, hopefully together.
"We would like to get them both adopted together. They've kind of bonded together with their sad stories," Ryan Voutilainen, branch manager for the Burnaby SPCA, told Burnaby Now. "They enjoy being together." He suspects they will be adopted quickly.
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