Kittens accidentally packed in box, shipped across state

Kittens accidentally packed in box, shipped across state

Kittens accidentally packed in box, shipped across state

Posted:
Kittens survive being shipped across California Kittens survive being shipped across California
  • NationalMore>>

  • Huge waves wow throngs in Southern California

    Huge waves wow throngs in Southern California

    Thursday, August 28 2014 2:18 AM EDT2014-08-28 06:18:48 GMT
    Southern California is seeing the kind of epic surf usually associated with Hawaii or Tahiti. Beaches are thronged with wave riders and crowds are coming to watch the action even as seaside communities try to stave...More >>
    Southern California is seeing the kind of epic surf usually associated with Hawaii or Tahiti. Beaches are thronged with wave riders and crowds are coming to watch the action even as seaside communities try to stave off...More >>
  • University bets $10 million on poor city's kids

    University bets $10 million on poor city's kids

    Thursday, August 28 2014 1:49 AM EDT2014-08-28 05:49:17 GMT
    On the second day of class at Reading Senior High School, teacher Eric Knorr directs his students' attention to the banners hanging on the wall. Syracuse. Temple. Brown. Penn State. All of them brought back by...More >>
    On the second day of class at Reading Senior High School, teacher Eric Knorr directs his students' attention to the banners hanging on the wall. Syracuse. Temple. Brown. Penn State. All of them brought back by former...More >>
  • Omaha police bullet kills 'Cops' film crew member

    Omaha police bullet kills 'Cops' film crew member

    Thursday, August 28 2014 1:49 AM EDT2014-08-28 05:49:16 GMT
    When the call came from an officer who needed help facing an armed robber at a fast-food restaurant, two members of a reality television show riding along with Omaha police hustled to record the confrontation.More >>
    When the call came from an officer who needed help facing an armed robber at a fast-food restaurant, two members of a reality television show riding along with Omaha police hustled to record the confrontation.More >>
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Two tiny kittens were packed into a cardboard box and shipped from Los Angeles to a cable company in San Diego.

Office worker JC Collins of Cox Communications was stunned to open up a shipment of fiberglass equipment and find the little balls of fur meowing frantically inside. Collins has been working at the Chula Vista, Calif., warehouse for 34 years. But this was a first.

“They were very, very lucky that they didn't fall out of it in transport or when we were unloading the truck," Collins said. "When I first saw them, I knew they were very, very young.”

In fact, the kittens still had umbilical cords attached to their bodies. They were starving as well, with little to eat during their first few days of life. But somehow, they survived the 126-mile journey.

The animals were rushed to the San Diego Humane Society, where they were treated and placed in an around-the-clock kitten nursery. Nurse Jenny Bonomini named the critters Mouse and Wifi.

"What we think happened was the mom had the babies and she put them in a safe spot … and she left. Then they got boxed up and they got shipped,” Bonomini said.

The kittens will stay at the shelter for a few more weeks until they are ready for adoption.

"They're fat and happy!” Bonomini said.
Powered by WorldNow

1306 N. Broadway NE Knoxville,
Tennessee 37917

Telephone: 865.637.NEWS(6397)
Fax: 865.525.4091
Email: newsroom@wate.com

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Young Broadcasting of Knoxville, Inc. A Media General Company.