"When I picked him up, he put his little head on my shoulder," Seamans says. "That was it. I had to get him out."
Then Seamans, founder of the At-Choo Foundation and a regular visitor at the shelter, let Valentino make the call for help himself.
While still holding the cat, she dialed her friend, Toby Wisneski, founder of Leave No Paws Behind.
"When I was talking to Elaine on the phone and she let me hear his little meow, I said, 'That's it,'" she tells The Dodo. "I could hear him. That sealed the deal."