Four abandoned kittens who were found in a box on the centre median of a road in Maple Ridge are now in the care of the BC SPCA.
The kittens were found at on 113B Avenue, near Airport Way.
“The person who found these kittens was waiting for a nearby train to pass and had turned off the engine of his vehicle while he waited,” said Maple Ridge SPCA branch manager Krista Shaw. “When the engine was off, he heard the kittens crying in the box and rescued them.”
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The kittens were treated for fleas, and despite being “extremely warm” from being outside in the heat, all of them “are doing well,” the SPCA said.
The three female kittens and one male kitten are being bottle-fed and have been placed in foster homes in pairs. They’re so young, that their eyes haven’t even opened yet.
However, “they are very vocal and like to let us know when they are hungry,” said Shaw.
The Maple Ridge SPCA is in need of orphaned kitten nursing bottles, powdered kitten replacement milks, Snuggle Safe heating pads, donations towards their recovery, and baby receiving blankets.
Donations can be made at the branch, 10235 Jackson Road, Maple Ridge or online.
All kittens will be ready for adoption in eight weeks.