(UPDATED) KItten rescued from trash doing better
After some initial concern, a 6 or 7 week old kitten found zipped inside a shaving kit bag and tossed into the trash yestreday at Hillside Mall, is doing well enough to be returned to Victoria Animal control.
The female kitten was taken to the vet to be treated for dehydration and balance and mobility issues. She was still exhibiting issues with balance this morning, so stayed at the vet a little longer.
But we are told she is doing well enough now to be handed back to Animal Control.
A staffer will take her home for the night, and tomorrow she will be introduced to another litter of kittens about the same age to see if they accept her.
Meantime Animal Control spokesman Ian Fraser says they have received information that is being checked out in the hopes it will lead to the person responsible for disposing of the kitten in that manner.
Yesterday morning, a kitten was found inside a shaving kit in a garbage can at Hillside Mall
Penny Stone, executive director, Victoria Humane Society -Victoria Animal Control Services Senior Officer Ian Fraser says it's fortunate that alert staff found it this morning: "They had been emptying some trash cans in the parking lot, and noticed an, it was actually a shaving kit back on top of the garbage can they were emptying and the bag moved slightly."
A kitten has been rescued from a garbage can at Hillside Shopping Centre
Ian Fraser, Manager and Senior Animal Control Officer, Victoria Animal Control Services - "They had been emptying some trash cans in the parking lot, and noticed an, it was actually a shaving kit back on top of the garbage can they were emptying and the bag moved slightly."
If you have any information.
250-414-0233. — at Victoria Animal Control Services Ltd.