Kittens accidentally packed in box, shipped across state

Kittens accidentally packed in box, shipped across state

Kittens accidentally packed in box, shipped across state

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Kittens survive being shipped across California Kittens survive being shipped across California
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.
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