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Thu Mar 22, 2012, 06:14 PM

Kitten survives 85-mile ride atop van engine





Kitten survives 85-mile ride atop van engine
Will Kane
Thursday, March 22, 2012


(03-22) 12:02 PDT SANTA CRUZ -- Santa Cruz County animal control officers are looking for the owner of an 8-month-old tabby kitten who apparently climbed into a van's engine compartment in Mill Valley and hitched a ride across the Golden Gate Bridge before mewing for his life in Santa Cruz.

The van's driver heard the kitten meowing at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday when he stopped at an Ocean Street gas station.

"He got out to get gas and he heard mewing under the hood and there was this 8-month-old kitten just sitting there," said Melanie Sobel, general manager of the county animal shelter.

The female kitten, who was wearing a studded leather collar and a blue bell, had nary a scratch after the 85-mile trip, Sobel said.


Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/03/22/BA2U1NORGJ.DTL#ixzz1pt0xGhrP


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arcane1 Mar 2012 #1
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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 06:16 PM

1. This is why my mother always beeps the horn before starting the engine

after she killed a cat that was sleeping in the fan blade area

I'm glad this little one is ok!

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Response to arcane1 (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 06:17 PM

2. my aunt had that happen to her

The car wouldn't turn over, and she opened the hood to find a decapitated cat inside

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 06:28 PM

3. I heard Rmoney was doing some fundraising out here

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