This cat had sarcoptic mange, a highly contagious skin condition. He couldn’t open his eyes and looked absolutely terrible. He was in one of the shelters in Los Angeles, crying incessantly.
People took pity on the poor animal and came to his aid.
The cat reached out his paws to the people and meowed. It seemed as if he was begging for help.
Kind-hearted passersby picked up the kitten despite the risk of contracting the disease. This helped calm the animal down, and it marked the beginning of his journey to recovery.
The kind people who found the cat contacted an animal shelter and asked them to find new owners for him once he recovered.
The cat, named Valentino, showed incredible resilience. He started recovering very quickly. His healing progress was astonishingly fast.
When Valentino managed to open his eyes again, he could finally see the kind people who had shown him compassion and offered their help.
With the arrival of spring, Valentino moved closer to his happy life. A family came forward and took him into their home.
A woman named Tanya saw a post about Valentino on Facebook. His story touched her so deeply that she immediately wanted to adopt him.
«I simply had to help him. That was my only thought,» Tanya said.
Valentino arrived at his new family in late March last year. It took a few weeks for his relationship with humans to fully develop. Instead of a miserable, crying animal, Valentino turned into a genuinely happy and content creature, surrounded by love and care.