Kittens Survive 130-Mile Trip Packed in Box

They're now 'fat and happy,' says Humane Society nurse

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 18, 2014 1:30 PM CDT

(Newser) – No worries, animal lovers, this story has a happy ending. A warehouse employee at a San Diego company opened a box that had been shipped there—and found not just fiberglass equipment but two newborn kittens inside. In a very fortunate coincidence, the employee's nephew is an investigator at the San Diego Humane Society, so he called him. "They actually came to us with their umbilical cord still attached," says a nurse at the Humane Society, where the tiny black kittens ended up. The very lucky (and adorable) siblings are now recovering, 10News reports.

"They're fat and happy!" the nurse says. As for how they ended up in the box, which was shipped 130 miles via semi-truck from Los Angeles, the Consumerist notes, the nurse says the theory is that "the mom had the babies and she put them in a safe spot … and she left." While she was gone, the box they were in was packed and shipped without anyone noticing they were inside. Says the employee who found them, "They were very, very lucky that they didn't fall out of it in transport or when we were unloading the truck." The appropriately-named Mouse and Wifi will go to a foster home in a few weeks, and can be adopted when they're eight weeks old.

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