Kitten that Went Missing was Found in an Engine Compartment

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A little kitten was wandering around his house in Virginia one day when he noticed a car parked in the driveway. He went on to climb into the car’s engine and accidentally got stuck. The car belongs to the kitten’s family friend and when the drive came back, he had no idea the kitten was in the engine compartment of his car and drove 12 miles back home, with the mischievous kitten stuck inside the car the whole time.

Ten hours later, the driver heard meows coming from the car and discovered the kitten very scared and tightly stuck. The man tried to get the kitten out but soon realized he needed help, so he called Caroline County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy J.B. Sletten received the call and immediately went to the man’s house hoping he could help rescue the tiny kitten.

“It was an interesting process because while I was trying to free the kitten, he kept biting my hand through my gloves,” Sletten told The Dodo.

After 20 minutes, the deputy officer was finally able to get him out of the car. Luckily, the kitten was okay and wasn’t hurt at all and he was soon reunited with his family.

Deputy Sletten is no stranger when it comes to rescuing animals. In the past, he’s rescued a deer stuck under a porch and a snake inside a post office. So fortunate that he was the one readily available to help.