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Cat survives car ride on top of engine in Manchester, NH

A cat was found in the engine of a car that had just driven three miles.
A cat was found in the engine of a car that had just driven three miles.
Edward Gawrys, Jr. / WMUR9

On May 17, 2014, a cat was discovered under the hood of a car when the woman driving it heard the cat screaming, according to WMUR9.

Edward Gawrys, Jr.'s wife had gone to work Saturday morning. When she arrived in the Wal-Mart parking lot, three miles away, she heard screaming coming from under the hood of her car.

Once she opened the hood and discovered the cat wedged in tight, several people nearby tried to help remove the cat. The car was placed on a jack and the wheel removed, but it wound up taking three firefighters who were called to the scene and 20 minutes to dislodge the cat.

The orange tabby was immediately taken to a Manchester emergency veterinary hospital. It was a miracle he was still alive. He suffered burns and wounds over his body.

The owner of the cat is unknown. The Manchester Animal Shelter is looking for the owner. Meanwhile, the cost of the treatment for the cat is being paid for by the shelter. Donations can be made to the Tonka Fund.

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