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Kitten survives five mile ride trapped in car engine

Braintree firefighters free kitten trapped in a car engine.
Braintree firefighters free kitten trapped in a car engine.
Braintree Fire Department / Patriot Ledger

A black kitten was rescued from the confines of a car engine on Friday after traveling about five miles from Holbrook to Braintree, Mass., according to the Patriot Ledger. The kitten survived, relatively unscathed.

Braintree firefighters were called to an office building on Grossman Drive in Braintree when the woman driving the car heard meows coming from her car's engine. The tiny kitten was wedged in so tight it took about 30 minutes to free the scared animal.

Though they could see and hear the kitten, the front wheel and part of the wheel well had to be removed to get to the cat.

Once the kitten was freed, the thirsty animal had a drink of water and then made the trip, via a more comfortable ride with animal control, to a local veterinarian to get checked over. The kitten does not belong to the driver of the car and it is unknown who the kitten belongs to.

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