Family adopts kitten who was shrink-wrapped to package

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A kitten who survived a harrowing ordeal has been adopted.

Staff at the Park Avenue Animal Hospital in Memphis told WREG’s Michael Quander a delivery driver heard a faint meow in the back of his truck. When he went to investigate, he discovered Joey had been shrink-wrapped to the top of a package.

The driver immediately cut the kitten out and took him to the vet to get checked out.

Professionals estimated Joey to be between 5 and 7 weeks old and believe he had likely been without food and water for close to a week.

Wednesday, the animal hospital told WREG a family has adopted him.

The family has at least one child and has other pets as well.

The hospital is still waiting on paperwork to come through on the family’s other pets, but they are hoping he can go to his new forever home next week.

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