Kitten rescued from car engine after surviving 65mph speeds on 30-mile journey

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A kitten was rescued from under a car bonnet after surviving a 30-mile trip and speeds of 65mph.

Rosalind O’Brien was driving from her house in Winsford, Cheshire, to her mum’s in Neston last Tuesday.

She heard a meow coming from inside the car but wasn’t able to spot the cat, a seven-week-old male called Yaris.

Ms O’Brien had seen it outside her house the night before, but he ran away after she approached him.

She told the Express and Star: “In the morning, I didn’t hear him or see him but, as I’d last seen him near the car, I even checked under the car to see if he was there and didn’t see anything.

“Then I got in and drove to my mum’s house. It’s a 30-mile journey and I was doing about 65mph for part of it so he was so lucky he didn’t get burned.

“I didn’t hear a thing in the car but I did have the music on quite loud.

“When I pulled up I heard that meow again and I thought, oh my God he’s in the car!”

RSPCA Inspector Caren Goodman-James said: “It wasn’t an easy rescue. It was quite tricky getting the kitten out.

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“I had to lie on the ground getting quite wet and dirty as I moved engine parts around until we could free him.”

Yasir was cleaned up, and Ms O’Brien has offered to give him a home once he’s old enough.

Earlier this month, a family was left “devastated” after their beloved cat was killed by “blunt force trauma”.

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Binxy, who was just a year old, was found dead near her home in Warrington, Cheshire, on August 16.

Her ribs were broken on her left-hand side, which had fatally punctured her lung.

A yellow BB gun pellet and beer bottles were found near the body.

A vet said Binxy's injuries had been caused by blunt force trauma, which could mean anything from being kicked or being shot with the BB gun, Cheshire Live reported.

  • Cats
  • Animals

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