Wondering how many of its nine lives the fire engine kitty has used up?
The rescued kitten is apparently doing just fine – but no one has come forward yet to claim it.
The cute black cat with one white paw was discovered inside the engine compartment of a Vernon fire truck after firefighters responded to a crash on Highway 97 at Birnie Road on Nov. 27.
The unexpected hitch-hiker was found when firefighters heard meowing once they were back at the firehall.
They kept the cat at the firehall for the night before taking it to a local veterinary clinic, where it is still "having fun hanging out."
"We still have it," a spokesperson said.
With no one coming forward to claim the cat, staff believe it is a stray or feral feline.
"But she is clean, fed and healthy ... she's just kinda hanging out for now," the clinic says.
"She's pretty cute and happy. I think she still has all her nine lives left."
The animal will likely be adopted out through the clinic or handed over to the SPCA.