Stowaway Kitten Found on Truck During Delivery to Burlingame Animal Shelter

Pallet is up for adoption for $120

A delivery truck on Friday dropped off an unusual package at a Burlingame animal shelter: a stowaway kitten.

The two-month-old cat has been named Pallet — in honor of where he was found — and is now looking for a forever home.

“Our staff was helping to unload a delivery truck of supplies for our shelter when they came across a tiny kitten that had stowawayed in the truck and was hiding behind the pallets,” said Buffy Martin Tarbox, a spokesperson for the Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA.

She continued: "We’ve named the kitten Pallet in honor of the way in which he arrived unexpectedly at our shelter."

It is unknown when and where Pallet made his way onto the truck, but Tarbox said, "we are grateful he was discovered and was in good health."

The shelter's staff members moved the truck's pallets around till they could reach the scared kitten and get it to safety. Pallet, who has since been medically evaluated and found uninjured, was by himself on the truck, Tarbox said.

Pallet has been microchipped and can be adopted from the Tom and Annette Lantos Center for Compassion in Burlingame for $120.

People looking to adopt the cat can visit the shelter from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

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