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article imageStowaway kitten survives 6,500 miles in container on freighter

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By Leigh Goessl     Jul 14, 2012 in Odd News
Carson - A 3-month-old kitten was discovered on a freighter that had traveled across the ocean. The cat had been in a box for the overseas journey, and no one is sure exactly how long she was in the container.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the stowaway kitten traveled 6,500 miles from Shanghai to California without food or water. However, she is now reportedly doing well.
"She’s doing OK; she was pretty weak and dehydrated," Marcia Mayeda, director of the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care & Control said. "It was touch and go at first, but staff has been taking good care of her."
WebProNews reported no one is sure exactly how long the kitten survived without any food or water, but noted this trip can take up to 21 days. She was discovered this past Wednesday.
Currently, the orange-and-white kitten is under the care of the Carson Animal Center in Los Angeles County. Workers have reportedly named the kitty Ni Hao, which means "hello" in Mandarin.
Once the kitten passes a quarantine period and fully recovers this ordeal, she will be vaccinated and spayed and then placed up for adoption, reported the Associated Press.
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