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Cat stuck in engine, survives

You can call this cat lucky.

The tabby was a little worse for wear, but otherwise OK after it was found stuck in a vehicle's engine.

The bizarre tale began early Wednesday when a woman brought her vehicle to Car Craft Automotive on Windsor Road.

"She came in and said she was getting a new battery next door and noticed her belt was off and asked if we could put the belt back on," said Mary Moorman with Car Craft.

"They went in to take a look and saw there was a cat stuck in there – couldn't move and couldn't get out."

She said the cat wasn't moving, scared, meowing or anything.

"We had to jack up the car and take parts off from the bottom to get the cat out. We locked the cat away until the SPCA could come and take it to a vet to get it looked over."

Moorman said the cat had a big kink in its tail and some hair was missing, but, other than that, it appeared to be OK.

This isn't the first time an animal has been found under the hood of a vehicle, but usually they are not found alive.

It's safe to say lucky is now down to eight lives.

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