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CARSON, California - The Associated Press

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A 3-month-old kitten appears alert after traveling from Shanghai to Los Angeles in a freight container on a boat. The orange-and-white short-haired kitten traveled 10,460 kilometers without food or water and arrived July 11, officials say. Los Angeles County animal control officers are cautiously watching his health.

The kitten was retrieved from the container at a business where it was delivered. Animal control director Marcia Mayeda said the kitten ate and slept well at the Carson Animal Care Center. She said workers named him Ni Hao, which means hello. The kitten is quarantined, which is standard procedure after entering the U.S. from another country. When he recovers, the shelter will look for foster.

July/14/2012

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