Chinese kitten stows away to LA
Fri, 13 Jul 2012 1:19p.m.
A three-month-old kitten appears alert after travelling from Shanghai to Los Angeles in a freight container on a boat.
The orange-and-white short-haired kitten travelled 10,460km without food or water and arrived Wednesday, officials say. Los Angeles County animal control officers are cautiously watching his health.
The kitten was retrieved from the container at a Compton-area business where it was delivered.
Animal control director Marcia Mayeda says the kitten ate and slept well at the Carson Animal Care Centre. He woke up Thursday alert and responsive.
Mayeda says workers named him Ni Hao, which means hello.
The kitten is quarantined, which is standard procedure after entering the US from another country.
When he recovers, gets his shots and is fixed, the shelter will look for foster and permanent homes.
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