“She noticed it had been moved, so she went over and opened it up right away,” Bryan Langlois, cofounder and veterinarian of the rescue, told The Dodo. “A little kitten was staring back up at her.”
The tiny calico kitten was only around 4 or 5 weeks old — and she was completely alone. No siblings or mother were in sight. She was dehydrated, stressed and riddled with lice.
Since the box is entirely metal and lined with styrofoam to keep its contents insulated, Langlois said it’s a miracle the employee checked the box as quickly as she did. There were no slits that would have allowed air to circulate.