Kittens survive 5 days in boxcar without food, water
A worker found the 'terrified and hungry' kittens.
Two 1-month-old kittens are headed to foster care after being rescued from a train in Canada. A warehouse worker discovered the pair after he heard meowing coming from the cargo boxcar on Tuesday.
It’s unclear whether someone placed them on the train, or if their mother had left them there and not returned before the train began its 1,600-mile trip from Chicago to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
When the worker opened the boxcar, he found the "terrified, dirty, hungry, scared kittens" and brought them to the Edmonton Humane Society, said shelter spokesperson Shawna Randolph.
Bing: Top kitten names
The duo, who’ve been named Chicago Joe and Boxcar Willemina, were trapped inside without food or water for five days.
“We do not know how these kittens have survived,” Randolph said.
— Watch it at Canada’s CBC News
More from Vetstreet:
Why does my cat... roll around on his back
4 best places to pet your cat, 1 to leave alone
5 surprising cat facts
Meet 9 cat breeds that crave affection
Why does my cat... bite me when I pet her?
Photo: Two kittens are headed to foster care after surviving for five days in a sealed boxcar. / CBC News
pics, advice, info and stories for pet lovers
Computer equipment delivery came with two cute stowaways.
Take a look at your house for these telltale signs that a cat is running the show.
Check out this list of requirements you should meet before getting a new puppy or adult dog.
Much like their famous owners, these pooches live a fabulous life. Some are rescues, others purebred, but one thing is certain – these dogs play an important part in their famous parents' lives. Can you guess who owns each of these dogs?
Pets are part of many children's lives. Learn how to help them foster strong, healthy relationships.
If you live with a feline companion, you know that cats can be quirky and totally entertaining. (Even if they'd never admit it in a million, trillion years.) Here are just a few of our favorite cat-isms, some with sandpaper tongue firmly in cheek. Did we miss any of yours?
Tummy troubles in your four-legged friends? Carrageenan in their pet food may be to blame.
There's more to choosing the perfect dog for your family than walking into a shelter and saying, "Find me one that looks like the dog from Marley and Me." Choosing a dog is more like buying a car. You want one that isn't just good looking, but is also a perfect fit for your family and lifestyle (and won't leak in the garage). Here are 8 great tips to help you determine the perfect pooch for your pack. By Jeremy Greenberg
CEO says, "it was one of the best ideas of my life"
Before you jump into marriage counseling, take a look at our list to see if you truly do love your dog more than your spouse.
Spring break isn't just for humans anymore. Cats and dogs know how to have fun in the sun, too, and would love to tag along on your vacation. In honor of the warm and relaxing days ahead, here are 15 pets catching some rays, going on hikes and floating in the pool.
Injuries often happen when dogs are outside chasing tennis balls or playing at dog parks. Because yours needs regular exercise, it can be difficult to protect him from many accidents.