The driver brought Joey to the clinic.
"I’m surprised he was alive," McCutcheon.
Things weren’t looking good for the kitten.
"He was pretty dehydrated and hungry," she said. "He was shrink-wrapped flat with his four legs out. So it took a while for his legs to work again and for him to move his head again."
The vets here can only speculate on Joey’s journey, but they do not believe it was animal abuse.
"Probably he was in the warehouse (when a machine) scared him (and) he ran up the (shrink wrap) and the machine just went around him and wrapped (him)," Dr. McCuthcheon said.
Joey is recovering well, but still shows signs of his traumatic experience.
"He still won't let us give him a bath and he still smells like plastic," said Dr. McCutcheon.
The tiny guy is recovering quickly, though, and has gained more than a pound in one week.
The animal hospital is looking to find Joey a forever home. Those interested in adopting him can call the hospital at 901-458-0863.