Five tiny kittens made big news here in San Diego recently! Workers on a construction site were surprised to hear meows coming from a 60 foot steel column that had traveled hundreds of miles from Hayward to San Diego on a truck.
After failing to coax the kittens out with food, the workers had to tip the long tube over and slide them out. Inside were a litter of 3 males and 2 females, just one week old!
Five years ago, Mufasa was a kitten, living with his owners in Yuma Arizona. He went missing and his owners never gave up hope that they would find him again.
Fast-forward five years to the San Diego Humane Society. Mufasa was surrendered to SDHS by his current “owners.” Standard procedure at the shelter is to scan all pets for microchips. Mufasa’s microchip revealed that he actually belonged to someone else!
Mufasa’s original owners now live in Oklahoma City, and were overjoyed to hear that Mufasa had been found. They immediately flew to San Diego to retrieve Mufasa, who seems to have remembered his first human family!
You can watch a local CBS News video of this amazing story HERE.
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