Kittens accidentally shipped to San Diego now up for adoption

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SAN DIEGO — Two newborn kittens accidentally shipped from Los Angeles to San Diego in small black boxes in April are now ready for adoption.

The kittens, which still had their umbilical cords attached, were discovered in a shipment of fiberglass equipment by Cox Communications employees, who called the San Diego Humane Society.

The organization’s Kitten Nursery had been caring for the newborns, named Mouse and Wifi, until they were old enough and healthy enough to be adopted.

“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,” Jenny Bonomini, manager of the nursery, said on the humane society’s website.

The nursery gave the newborn kittens 24-hour care, since they needed to be fed every two hours. Mouse and Wifi also needed additional care for stomach and nutrition problems, which slowed their growth. But the kittens are both “happy, healthy and growing strong,” according to the website.