Two newborn kittens survive shipping ordeal

SAN DIEGO, Calf. (CNN) – An amazing tale of survival for a pair of tiny kittens shipped across California in a delivery truck. You can imagine the surprise of the warehouse worker who discovered the newborns in a box.

Two little kittens just survived an unbelievable journey. Somehow, they were boxed up with fiberglass, loaded into a Cox Communications semi-truck, and shipped from the LA area to a warehouse in Chula Vista.

“They were very, very lucky that they didn’t fall out of it in transport or when we were unloading the truck.” Cox employee JC Collins told CNN.

He couldn’t believe it when a co-worker opened a box and found these two little furballs staring right up at him.

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

Collins called his nephew, who happens to be an investigator with the humane society.

Jenny Bonomini of the San Diego Humane Society told CNN “They actually came to us with their umbilical cord still attached.”

Bonomini has been helping care for the black kittens, and helped name them Mouse and Wifi.

“What we think happened was the mom had the babies and she put them in a safe spot and she left. So then they got boxed up and they got shipped.”

And they couldn’t have ended up in a better place.

“We’re actually one of the only around-the-clock kitten nurseries in the country. Most shelters don’t have the resources to be able to provide the around-the-clock care that kittens need.”

That is why so many kittens and cats around the country have to be euthanized. But Mouse and Wifi not only survived, but thrived. The two kittens will remain at the nursery for a few more weeks, then it’s off to a foster home for them. When they’re eight weeks old, the plan is to spay and neuter them and put them up for adoption.

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