Newborn Kittens Accidentally Shipped in Box Get TLC at Shelter

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Photo via San Diego Humane Society at Facebook


Two newborn kittens who traveled from the Los Angeles, CA area to San Diego County packed up in a box are doing well in the care of a shelter’s kitten nursery, and are getting some news coverage.

Mouse and Wifi’s mama probably gave birth in the piece of equipment they were shipped with when they were trucked in a box from one branch of Cox Communications to another.  They were discovered at the Chula Vista facility and turned over to the San Diego Humane Society.

Cox employee JC Collins spoke to Channel 10 News, saying: “They were very, very lucky that they didn’t fall out of it in transport or when we were unloading the truck.”

“When I first saw them, I knew they were very, very young.”

Mr. Collins called his nephew, who is an investigator with the San Diego Humane Society, and got the kittens into good hands.

San Diego Humane Society spokeswoman Kelli Schry told 10 News: “We’re actually one of the only around-the-clock kitten nurseries in the country. Most shelters don’t have the resources to provide around-the-clock care that kittens need.”

San Diego Humane Society nurse Jenny Bonomini said: “They’re fat and happy! That’s a nice little fat belly right there.”

The kittens will get round the clock care in the kitten nursery before going to foster care. They will be spay/neutered and put up for adoption at about 8 weeks old.

San Diego Humane Society wrote about the kittens at Facebook on Wednesday, saying:

Mouse and Wifi are two very special kitties! At just a few days old, they were accidentally packed up in a Cox equipment box in Seattle [It was actually shipped from the los Angeles area.]. The box was shipped from Seattle to Cox Communications in San Diego with these fragile kittens inside. They went without food or care for several of the first days of their lives! They are just a week old and are now receiving the care they need in our Kitten Nursery!

We think that their mama put them in this piece of equipment as a safe, warm place to hide her kittens, and the equipment was shipped without anyone realizing they were in there. At this young age, kittens spend most of their time sleeping. So it’s possible that they never made a peep!

Watch the Channel 10 News story on Mouse and Wifi:

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