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Kitten Stowaway Survives 21-Day Journey from China

Locked in a storage container, this 3-month-old kitten survived a 6,500-mile trip without food and water. Miracle kitty!

 |  Jul 17th 2012  |   3 Contributions


Lest you ever think cats are dainty creatures, think again. Without access to food or water, a 3-month-old kitten survived a trans-Pacific journey from Shanghai to Los Angeles trapped in a freight container.

It's unclear how the kitten got on board or how he managed to survive, but we're glad he did! The little guy was discovered in Los Angeles when the ship docked, and he immediately got attention. The voyage from China to the U.S. can take as long as 21 days. It covers 6,500 miles. We definitely think that his journey qualifies as a miracle -- so now he'd better use the rest of his eight lives more wisely!

The kitten, who has been named Ni Hao -- which means "Hello" in Mandarin -- was barely alive when found, but he has since received life-saving care. He is being carefully monitored in quarantine, which is standard procedure for overseas shipments.

Once released, however, Ni Hao will receive all his vaccinations and neutering and will be fostered until a good furever home can be found. We imagine it won't take as long for little Ni Hao to find a home as it did for him to get here in the first place. Lucky kitty indeed!

Via Yahoo! News

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