PASCO, Wash. -- The folks at the Tri-Cities Animal Shelter said the kitten rescued from under the hood of a KEPR car is in purr-fect health and ready for a new home.
On Saturday Action News showed you a group of Kennewick shoppers working together to save a kitten one of our reporters heard loudly calling for help near the car's engine.
Shelter director Angela Zilar said this happens more often than folks realize, and she's glad this one had a happy ending.
"Anytime a cat gets into the engine it's remarkable if they come out safely and not harmed. This time of year it's more common, we've got colder nights so they're getting in vehicles and engines to warm up," she warned.
Zilar recommends knocking on your car as you get in each morning to keep your engine cat and kitten-free.
Honking your horn should also work.
"Any noise will do," she said, before adding that most experts recommend keeping cats indoors overnight.
Zilar said it's fairly easy to train your cat to come home at night, as long as you're consistent,
"That' way you know they're safe."
If you're interested in adopting this well-traveled, affectionate kitten contact the shelter (intake number P-0960).