Kitten travels in car engine for 10 miles

Fire crew called to the rescue in Shropshire

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Kitten travels in car engine for 10 miles

A kitten travelled for 10 miles stuck in a car engine before firefighters were called to rescue it.

Helen Kearney had no idea the little kitten was in her car when she set off from her home in Brewood, Staffordshire, to her daughter's house in Shropshire.

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According to the BBC, it was only when you pulled up outside her home that she heard meowing.

Ms Kearney told the site that a group of people tried to help her get the kitten out to no avail.

She said: "Everyone tried to find him and we even jacked up the car, but we couldn't get to him. I was in floods of tears."

In the end, the fire service came to the rescue and located the cat, which had come to no harm.

According to the Shropshire Star, a crew from Albrighton Fire Station used a thermal imaging camera to locate the tiny kitten in the engine.

Albrighton Fire Station shared a picture of the cat enjoying a cuddle with a fireman after its rescue, writing: "This morning incident: little kitten rescued from car engine compartment. He travelled from Brewood to Albrighton but we can confirm he's fine!

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Bridget commented on the picture, thanking the crew for their great work and giving an update on the cat. She wrote: "Guys, THANK YOU so much! You arrived so quickly, when the RSPCA, vet and garage were all unable to help. I honestly don't know what we would have done without you!

"Special mention has to go to the lovely man from the Albrighton car wash, and our local builders, who all helped out. Thanks again! Xxx ps. Kitten is unchipped and feral... Currently in Coven cat rescue if anyone is interested."


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