Kittens accidentally packed in box, shipped from Los Angeles to San Diego

SAN DIEGO - A Cox Communications employee was shocked after he opened a box at work and found two newborn kittens clinging to life inside.

Two kittens are recovering after they were found inside a box that was shipped from the Los Angeles area to a Cox Communications office in Chula Vista.

The two kittens were somehow packed with fiberglass equipment, loaded into a Cox Communications semi-truck and shipped from the Hollywood to San Diego County.

Cox employee JC Collins said, "They were very, very lucky that they didn't fall out of it in transport or when we were unloading the truck."

Collins has been working at the Cox warehouse for 34 years and thought he had seen it all. He couldn't believe it when a co-worker opened a box and found the two little furballs staring right up at him.

"When I first saw them, I knew they were very, very young," Collins told 10News.

Collins called his nephew, who happens to be an investigator with the San Diego Humane Society.

"They actually came to us with their umbilical cord still attached," said Jenny Bonomini, a nurse at the San Diego Humane Society.

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. Then they got boxed up and they got shipped."

San Diego Humane Society spokeswoman Kelli Schry said, "We're actually one of the only around-the-clock kitten nurseries in the country. Most shelters don't have the resources to provide around-the-clock care that kittens need."

That is why so many kittens and cats around the country have to be euthanized.

But when it comes to Mouse and Wifi, Bonomini said, "They're fat and happy! That's a nice little fat belly right there."

Mouse and Wifi will live in the nursery for a few more weeks, where they will receive around-the-clock care. They will then go to a foster home.

When they are eight weeks old, the kittens will be spayed and neutered and will then be ready for adoption.

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