News More Than Horsepower Beneath The Bonnet


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More than horsepower beneath the bonnet
30th November 2021

By Karen Pickwick

A kitten was rescued from a car engine after travelling about 230 miles from Wales to Leeds.

A motorist thought they heard a strange noise coming from the engine and when they lifted the bonnet of the car they saw that there was a young kitten trapped there. When luring the kitten out with food didn’t work, they contacted the RSPCA for help.

Animal rescue officer Rebecca Goulding, said: “I managed to reach the poor kitten and bring him to safety. He was absolutely covered in grease but thankfully had no injuries so he’s a very lucky cat. The caller explained that they’d heard a strange noise all the way from Wales and had assumed it was something wrong with the engine.

“That means the kitten must have been stuck there for about four hours. He’s so lucky to have not been burnt or injured. He’s definitely used up one of his nine lives on the trip!”