Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, and Dasher are about ready to be adopted.
No, Santa's not retiring his reindeer. That's the name of the kittens found late last month at a Vancouver construction site, taped inside boxes in the freezing cold. While nine were found, one didn't survive a prior injury.
Now the BC SPCA is looking for new homes for the little furballs. Five of the kittens are currently up for adoption on the BC SPCA's website: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Comet and Cupid.
Two, Cupid and Comet, will need a home that can take them both as "they love each other," says Vancouver BC SPCA branch manager Jodi Dunlop.
"Cupid is very wary of humans and she is very scared of being handled. She loves hanging out with her brother though and spends all day cuddling and playing with him," notes the BC SPCA, adding that Comet is much more social and likes to sit in empty bowls.
Prancer, unfortunately, is waiting for surgery on her leg before she can go to a new home. The leg will need to be amputated.
"She will need a caring and gentle home where she can rest and heal from this chapter of her life," states the BC SPCA. Even so, they add, she has lots of kitten energy.
The other kittens are in foster care right now and will be adopted at a later date. All are old enough now to be spade or neutered.
“People need to know that it is illegal to abandon an animal,” Eileen Drever, BC SPCA’s senior officer of protection and stakeholder relations, said previously. “Thankfully there was someone at the construction site to find these kittens and bring them to us.”