Cat Survived 10 Miles Trip Trapped on Hot Car Engine

SAFE: Abbey the Cat

A cat was found trapped on a hot car engine after the car owner had driven for 10 miles.

This one-year-old tortoise shell is believed to have crawled inside the car for heat, unbeknown to the car owner, who parked the car near Pontypool indoor market in U.K.. When she was driving home from the market, she heard crying coming from her car.

She pulled over about 10 miles from Pontypool, trying to trace the source of the crying. Eventually she found it inside the engine compartment.

She opened it and discovered a cat inside. She immediately took the cat to Abbey Veterinary Centre in Abergavenny.

The cat suffered a mild burn on her back, but was in good condition.

“It would have been getting hotter the further the car travelled. Some of her fur was burnt and she’s got burns on her back, but it could have been a lot worse” Vet Sarah Davies said.

The vets treated the cat and named her Abbey. She is very affectionate and loving which shows that she probably belongs to someone and is not a stray. They are trying to get Abbey home. However, if they cannot find the owner or if the owner will not come forward, they will have to find a new home for the cat.

Here is their contact number: 01873 852391.

Story and images via South Wale Argus

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7 Responses to “Cat Survived 10 Miles Trip Trapped on Hot Car Engine”

  1. Oh this is one of my biggest fears! I ask my boyfriend everyday if he remebered to knock on his hood before driving because of it (I park in the garage but even I worry about it). I am so glad it turned out ok.

  2. We're glad the kitty is okay! That musta been scary!!

  3. Maggie May says:

    WOW!! Lucky kitty! Our Maggie May came to us under the hood of a car as well. She is also a tortie. Must be a tortie thing!
    Maggie May is one of the Creek Cats, but also has her own blog about her patella surgeries.

  4. Brian says:

    That poor sweet baby, I hope she will be okay now.

  5. @ihavecat says:

    awww lucky kitty! I'm so glad she was saved! I hope she finds a forever home! thank goodness that driver stopped and was kind enough to take her to a vet! I think Sarah likes her! Maybe she HAS a home already?! :)

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