That will use up one of her nine lives: Calico cat survives ‘from China to CANADA’ mail, with rescuers calling her Precious Cargo
- It is believed that a cat traveled to Canada from China in a box with a hole in it
- It’s not clear if the cat was deliberately shipped or found its way inside
A cat believed to have been shipped from China has been found in a box by border officials in Canada.
The cat was first spotted due to a “big” hole in the box, which had been shipped from China, according to the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).
It is not known if the cat was sent intentionally or if it was a stowaway that somehow ended up in the package.
The cat, named Precious Cargo by border officials, was initially too shy to eat and dehydrated, but after a week of rehabilitation, she will now be adopted, according to the British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA).
CBSA officials discovered the calico cat in a box at the Vancouver International Mail Center in Richmond, British Columbia, last month.
“The officers noticed that the box was damaged and had a significant hole in the side,” said Binder Kooner, CBSA’s chief of operations. CCTV.
This calico cat is believed to have survived shipping from China to Canada, where she was rescued last month
The cute cat was spotted peeking through a hole in a truck bed and was very shy when border guards tried to pull her over
“When the CBSA officer looked into the box, the officer saw a pair of eyes that stared back and blinked,” she added.
Officers moved the cat to an additional dog kennel with bedding and water.
“The cat appeared healthy but scared,” Kooner said. “We contacted the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and the BC SPCA, who sent an animal control officer to take the cat directly to a veterinary clinic.”
The cat has been to an emergency vet for a week to stabilize. Since its origin was unknown, it was vaccinated against rabies, rehydrated, and tested for foreign parasites and disease.
“No one knows how long the cat has been on the road, so she was kept at the vet clinic for a week to stabilize,” Krista Shaw, manager of BC SPCA’s Richmond Animal Center, said in a statement.
The kitten, now named Precious Cargo, has been taken in by a foster mother and will be put up for adoption once she recovers from her ordeal
Shaw said it’s possible the cat jumped into the box somewhere along the way and the cargo plane landed between China and Canada once.
It is not clear where the plane stopped.
“We don’t know exactly where the cat came from. there was a hole in the box, so it looks like the cat got into the box somehow,” she said Worldwide news.
Shaw said the cat is now in the care of a foster mother who plans to adopt her.
“The foster mom tells me she’s slowly starting to eat and drink more and feel comfortable with her and her home,” Shaw added.
“She likes a tummy rub and a good stretch on her lap.”