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Stowaway Kitten Goes For Ride in SUV's Engine Compartment

A kitten had crawled up into a space between the front bumper and the radiator and had no plans of coming out

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    Westport Fire Dept.
    A kitten went for a bit of an unexpected ride in Fairfield County on Wednesday.

    A kitten went for a bit of an unexpected ride in Fairfield County, Connecticut, on Wednesday.

    A woman stopped at Dunkin Donuts in Norwalk and came out of the restaurant to find someone looking under her SUV.

    The person told her he saw a kitten jump up under her car, but neither of them could find it.

    After a few minutes, the woman drove off and made her way to the Fairfield County Hunt Club in Westport, where she was working at a horse show.

    When she got out of her car, she heard meowing from her engine compartment. She located some Westport firefighters, who were at the club on standby for the horse show and asked them to take a look.

    The firefighters found a kitten that had crawled up into a space between the front bumper and the radiator. He had no plans of coming out, according to Westport fire officials.

    The crews worked for two hours to raise the vehicle and remove some car parts to get to the area where the kitten was hiding.

    Westport's animal control officer took the rescued cat to a veterinarian to be checked out.

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