Trip from Shanghai to LA
The kitten is only 3 months old but it had endured possibly more hardships than a cat may experience in a normal life time. Especially this one. The kitten traveled across the Pacific Ocean on board a freight boat from Shanghai to LA. The kitten, a tabby with orange cropped hair, went without food or water during the entire trip. The trip may have taken as long as 21 days to complete. It was found inside a locked container that was delivered to a business in the Compton area.
The kitten has been named Ni Hao. In Mandarin Chines, Ni Hao means hello. No one is sure just how the kitten got into the container and how it managed to survive the 6500 mile trip from Shanghai. It arrived on July 18th, 2012 in Los Angeles. At this time the Los Angeles County animal control officers are keeping a close eye on the little guys health. Marcia Mayeda, the director of the center reported that the kitten is at the Carson Animal Care Center. It had something to eat and had slept very well. When it awoke on Thursday, it was alert and responded to the care givers. The workers there named him.
Finding a home for Ni Hao
Once Ni Hao comes out of his quarantine for an animal from out of the country, he will get some shots and get neutered. Then he will be ready to put up for adoption. The animal shelter will look for a foster home and then a permanent home for him. Animals with stories like this usually aren’t hard to find homes for. Once people hear of his plight they will be wanting to help him out. I am sure that soon there will be a waiting list of people wanting to adopt Ni Hao.