Thank you for your interest in Wifi and Mouse.
They’ve stolen our hearts, too!
A Cox Communications employee was shocked after he opened a box at work and found two newborn kittens clinging to life inside. The two kittens are now recovering after they were found inside a box packed with fiberglass equipment that arrived from Hollywood. We named them Mouse and Wifi.
"They actually came to us with their umbilical cord still attached," said Jenny Bonomini, Manager of our Kitten Nursery. "What we think happened was the mom had the babies and she put them in a safe spot … and she left. Then they got boxed up and they got shipped."
As one of the only around-the-clock kitten nurseries in the country, we’re committed providing 24-hour care that newborn, orphaned kittens need. Mouse and Wifi will live in the nursery for a few more weeks, where they will receive around-the-clock care. They will then go to a foster home. When they are eight weeks old, the kittens will be spayed and neutered and will then be ready for adoption.
Sign up below to receive updates on their recuperative journey during the coming weeks. We will also send a special announcement when Wifi and Mouse are old enough to be adopted with instructions on how to apply.
June 27 Update:
Mouse and Wifi are ready to find their new home!
happy to tell you that Mouse and Wifi, the kittens who made the treacherous
journey from LA to San Diego in a Cox Communications box, are officially ready
for adoption! Orphaned, newborn kittens have such a struggle to stay alive,
and their rough start made the first weeks of their lives even harder. They
have been through many ups and downs as they have grown into the kittens they
are today…and they did it together. Both kittens are now happy, healthy and
growing strong, and we would like them to be adopted together. They have
developed such a bond of friendship and support and it would be a shame to
split them up!
If you’d like to open your heart and home and adopt Mouse and
Wifi, please apply in person at our 5500 Gaines Street location in San Diego.
We will be accepting applications through Thursday, July 3 at 6 p.m. Please
include in your application a paragraph of no more than 250 words about why you
would be the best pet guardian for Mouse and Wifi. We will contact the lucky
adopter by July 8th.
June 16 Update:
Mouse and Wifi are just about 2
pounds, which means they can now be spayed and neutered, and then adopted! They
have been living in a foster home to get their weight up, and this is what
their foster mom has to say about them:
“Wifi is a sprinter and Mouse is
a climber! And these guys are really healthy! Everything distracts them and
they are alert and happy. I'm amazed at how calm they can be when they want to
be. After playtime, they sleep for hours at a time, when the lights are out or
all night long. But once that food is in their belly they love to sprint in
random directions and then climb to seemingly impossible places -- like my bookshelf
or my desk. And they love to wrestle with each other, or with a toy. But they
love people, especially people who like to play with them.
It's still hard to imagine two
healthy and hyperactive brothers, so lively and funny and cute as they are, having
endured what must have been quite a terrifying journey in their first week of
life. I can't wait to see who will become the forever parents for these
two little boys. Lucky people.”
Stay tuned for more info about
adopting Mouse & Wifi!!
June 3 Update:
They are 8-weeks old today! They
are now off the bottle and eating all solid food. The staff at the Kitten
Nursery calls them “little piglets” because they eat so much! Which is good,
because they still need to gain weight. Once they weigh enough, they can be
spayed/neutered and available for adoption!
May 12 Update:
Thank you for all your love and well wishes for Mouse
& Wifi. They are both doing MUCH better! They’re still a little small for
their age, but they are gaining weight steadily. They’ve even started using
their litter box and have moved from a bottle to dry food! They’re growing up
so quickly!! At this age kittens are just starting to see colors and shapes,
and their ears are opening for the first time. You can see the curiosity in
their eyes as they experience new sights and sounds, and they are having fun learning
how to play together!
April 30 Update:
We need your loving thoughts sent to the kitten nursery
this week. Mouse and Wifi are struggling in their third week of life. They've
been having tummy troubles and aren't gaining weight to our satisfaction.
Neonate kittens are especially fragile and these types of health issues can be
common, especially after such a stressful beginning to life. We are optimistic
that they'll pull through because we're giving them all the love and care we
can administer. Thank you for your compassionate thoughts, we will keep you
updated on their progress!
Donate Now to help support Wifi and Mouse as well as the nearly 1700 kittens we anticipate matriculating through our 24-hour kitten nursery this spring.