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Newborn Kittens Survive Being Shipped In A Box From L.A. To San Diego

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Two poor little newborn kittens survived being accidentally shipped from Los Angeles To San Diego in a box.

An employee at Cox Communications in Chula Vista ripped open a package of fiberglass equipment and found two kittens. They still had their umbilical cords attached. Cox employee JC Collins told ABC 10 San Diego, "They were very, very lucky that they didn't fall out of it in transport or when we were unloading the truck."

The kittens were lucky in more ways than one. Besides surviving the long and unexpected journey, they ended up at the San Diego Humane Society, which has one of the few nurseries in the country just for kittens. Had they been shipped to another city without a nursery, the kittens might have been euthanized. Instead, they're being cared for and getting fattened up. Soon enough, they'll be spayed and neutered and ready for adoption.

So how did the kittens get there in the first place? One of the nurses assumes that their mother wanted to put her newborns in a safe, comfortable place: that turned out to be a box that was getting ready to be packed.

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The kitten pair have been baptized with new appropriate names: Mouse and Wifi.