"(Vergennes, VT-AP) July 29, 2005 - A worker in the returns department at Country Home Products got a surprise when he opened a brush trimmer sent back from South Carolina. Inside the box was the trimmer, and five kittens.
The three-week-old kittens survived the two-day trip to Vermont and are doing fine. The South Carolina customer who returned the trimmer had stored it in a barn, and apparently sealed the box without looking inside.
The kittens were taken to a Humane Society shelter in Middlebury, where they met Hazel, a black cat whose kittens had just been weaned. Hazel is a now a surrogate mother to the kittens. The shelter says the kittens should be available for adoption in about three weeks."