Newborn kittens survive accidental truck ride

( - Two newborn kittens are being nursed to health after they wound up in a box of telecommunications equipment that was shipped from Hollywood to San Diego.

The tiny black bundles still had their umbilical cords when found after a Cox Communications big rig completed the 125-mile journey and unloaded at a warehouse in Chula Vista, south of San Diego.

"They were very, very lucky that they didn't fall out of it in transport or when we were unloading the truck," Cox worker J.C. Collins told KGTV-TV.

Lucky for them, Collins' nephew works for the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA, which has one of the nation's few full-time kitten nurseries.

"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," Humane Society nurse Jenny Bonomini told the ABC affiliate.

The brother and sister were 2 days old when they arrived April 4. They have been given technologically appropriate names — Mouse for him, Wifi (as in Wi-Fi) for her.

"They're doing well and are growing into very happy and healthy kittens!" Human Society spokeswoman Kelli Schry told USA TODAY.

The pair will stay at the nursery several more weeks, then head to a foster home. At 8 weeks old, they'll be spayed and neutered and put up for adoption.


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