Last Updated on April 9, 2023 by Pets Feed
According to information collected by the BBC, the driver was traveling between South Wales and the city of Leeds, in West Yorkshire in England. Arrived at his destination, he heard a strange noise coming from under the hood.
After discovering that there was a cat stuck in the engine, and unsuccessfully trying to get it out by offering it food, he contacted the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA, the main protector of the United Kingdom).
The association’s experts managed to get him out, only to find that the cat was barely six months old and completely covered in fat.
“He was completely covered in grease but luckily he wasn’t hurt so he’s a very lucky cat,” said RSPCA’s Rebecca Goulding.
“The caller explained that they heard a strange noise coming from Wales and assumed there was something wrong with the engine. That means the kitten must have been stuck in there. for about four hours. It’s very lucky that he didn’t get burned or injured. He definitely spent a lifetime on the trip!” said Goulding, who named the cat Tom, after Welsh singer Tom Jones.
The RSCPA used Tom’s story to ask drivers to ensure there is no cat in their engine before starting: “We urge motorists to take a few simple steps to ensure that there are no intrepid kittens seeking shelter under their car before starting the engines.”
“A quick peek under the car and a tap on the hood should help reveal a hidden jack. Be sure to wait a few moments for the cats to come out before deciding if it’s safe to start the engine” , Goulding said.
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