Stray Stowaway Kitten is Rescued After 1,000 Mile Car Trip

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An animal rescuer with a Solvang, CA group worked together with a tow truck driver to save a kitten stuck in a car engine following a very long trip.

As was reported by KEYT Channel 3 on Monday, Animal Rescue Team Executive Director and co-founder Julia di Sieno had help from Chuck Love of Love’s Towing as she extricated a kitten from the engine of a Honda Fit, where it had spent two days while traveling about 1,000 miles, from Oregon to Santa Barbara.

Mr. Love raised the car with his tow truck so Ms. di Sieno could get a better look from all angles while searching for the tiny kitten.  The kitten was highly agitated, so Julia sedated him before the tricky and somewhat difficult effort to pull him out.

The kitten was skinny and one eye was swollen shut after his ordeal, but he appeared to be otherwise unharmed. The kitten is staying with Julia di Sieno and will be adopted out through Animal Rescue Team. He is named Love in honor of his other rescuer, Chuck Love.

Animal Rescue Team, Inc. is a nonprofit that works to rescue, rehabilitate, and release all injured and orphaned wildlife. The group also work’s with domestic animals in need.

You can visit Animal Rescue Team’s website HERE, and follow them on Facebook HERE.






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