A mother cat in Singapore seeking safe shelter for her kittens set up housekeeping in a crate of coiled steel cable. All was well until February 4, when the crate was sealed shut with all the cats inside. On February 7, it began a month-long journey across the Pacific to a company in Cleveland.
When the crate arrived at Samsel Supply Co., employees found inside the mother and all her kittens dead – except for one very hungry and thirsty little female who appears to be about 12 weeks old.
I shudder to think what this poor kitten went through as she watched her mother and siblings fade away, one by one, all huddled together in that dark and airless crate. We’ll never know how long she spent in there alone, without food, water, or a way out. That she managed to survive is truly a miracle.
The kitten didn’t have a pussport, but was granted asylum on humanitarian grounds. She’s now with the Cleveland Animal Protective League, who had her checked by a vet. They say she’s eating and doing well.
That’s all anyone seems to know. Because the kitten’s in quarantine for three weeks, she won’t be doing the talk show circuit anytime soon to discuss the details of her ordeal.
We at Cats Working welcome her to the U.S. and hope she’s soon placed in a safe and loving home where she can learn English, and her owners don’t mind if she grows up a bit claustrophobic.