Two newborn kittens now at the San Diego Humane Society may have used up at least one of their nine lives when they spent several days in a cardboard box, shipped from Los Angeles to San Diego, according to an article posted today on the 10News.com website. The two kittens, now known as Mouse and Wifi, could not have ended up in a better place to recover; the San Diego Humane Society has one of the few newborn kitten nurseries that provide round-the-clock care for orphaned newborn kittens.
A Cox Communications employee opened a box containing cable equipment and saw two baby kittens looking straight up at him. One of his co-workers has a family member who worked for the San Diego Humane Society, so he contacted him for guidance.
Jenny Bonomini, manager of the Kitten Nursery at San Diego Humane Society said the kittens still had their umbilical cords attached when they arrived.
She speculated as to what happened:
"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."
There doesn't appear to be any information as to the whereabouts of the mother of the kittens, nor it is known whether or not they have any littermates.
So far both kittens are doing well, and are expected to be put up for adoption in eight weeks.