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Kitty Stowaway (Barely) Survives Epic Journey Across the Pacific

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A 3-month-old kitten is in recovery after barely managing to survive a 2,700-mile journey across the Pacific without any food or water.

The kitten was discovered yesterday in a freight container in Compton that had just arrived from Shanghai, according to City News Service. The kitten was barely hanging on to life. County officials who took him into Animal Care and Control estimate that the kitten had been in the container for two weeks.

They named the orange and white male kitten "Ni Hao," which means "hello" in Chinese. He seemed to be improving already, but officials say he's not out of the woods just yet. Animal control will continue to treat him at their facility in Carson. Because Ni Hao is coming from a foreign country, he will be under quarantine for 60 days (this is standard procedure for foreign animals.)

"We will continue to provide the best care for Ni Hao, eventually looking for a suitable foster home then finally a permanent family to call his own," Marcia Mayeda, director of the county Department of Animal Care and Control, told CNS.

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If you're interested in adopting or fostering the stowaway, you can email carson@animalcare.lacounty.gov or call (310) 527-5146.