Staffers say the striped male brown tabby was shoved into the book drop at the La Mott Community Center in Cheltenham Township sometime after closing at 9 p.m. Thursday. A maintenance man found the kitten at 7:30 a.m. Friday when he heard mewing coming from the drop box.
The kitten was taken to the Montgomery County SPCA, where director Carmen Ronio says the six- to seven-week-old animal was being treated for dehydration, diarrhea and an eye infection. Ronio put the kitten's chances of survival at 70 percent.
Ronio says someone would have had to put the kitten into the drop box deliberately, and officials are seeking the person responsible.