Miracle Cat Survives Ride Inside Car’s Engine Compartment

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht

A New Hampshire orange tabby survived a three-mile drive inside a car’s engine compartment with third-degree burns.

A Manchester woman was driving when she strange noises under the hood. It took three firemen nearly 20 minutes to remove the injured cat, since named Tommy, from the car’s engine compartment.

After two hours of surgery and more than 100 stitches, Tommy is expected to survive.

“He is very lucky. I can’t even imagine. I don’t even know how scalded and burned. Over 100 stitches is a lot, especially for a cat this big,” Manchester Animal Shelter manager Shelley Greenglass told WHDH.

Donations to the shelter paid Tommy’s $5,000 vet bill.

The driver said Tommy doesn’t belong to her, and the neutered, declawed tabby doesn’t have a microchip.

The Shelter is asking anyone who knows Tommy’s owner to call (603) 628-3544.

Sources: New York Daily News, WHDH