Kitten Rescued From the Middle of Busy Lincoln Highway

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Photo source: Pet Pantry of Lancaster County

There’s one kitten who owes his life to the generosity of a good Samaritan. The black and white kitten, now known as Lincoln, became stranded in the middle of Lincoln Highway East this past Thursday. A kindhearted Samaritan stopped traffic to rescue the kitten from the busy stretch of road.

Lincoln was then brought to the Pet Pantry of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Pet Pantry director Bryan Langlois explains that, based on some dirt and grease on Lincoln’s coat, Pet Pantry staff think that Lincoln had crawled up close to a car engine to stay warm before he made his venture across the highway.

“Fortunately it appears this guy got out of the engine before the car was started” stated Langlois. “However, every year we see cats that suffer horrific, and sometimes even fatal, injuries from being inside car engines when the car starts.

“The cats are seeking the warmth and relative safety of a recently turned off engine. Unfortunately, when the engine gets turned back on they can get caught by and serious injured by many moving parts of the engine.”

“It is always advised to bang on your hood before starting your car in the morning to give any cat, or other creature, that may be seeking refuge in there a chance to run away before starting your engine,” stated Langlois.

Lincoln will be thoroughly checked over by the Pet Pantry, and once he’s given a clean bill of health, he will then be put up for adoption. He is estimated to be between 8 and 10 weeks old.

The Pet Pantry of Lancaster County is a 501(c)3 nonprofit which works to help families avoid having to surrender their pets due to lack of resources. The Pet Pantry has a number of pets which are available for adoption; be sure to visit their website.


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