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Cat rescued after eight-mile ride in motorist's front bumper

By Ben Hooper
A cat took an eight-mile ride in a car's front bumper. Photo by County of San Diego Department of Animal Services/Facebook
A cat took an eight-mile ride in a car's front bumper. Photo by County of San Diego Department of Animal Services/Facebook

SANTEE, Calif., Feb. 29 (UPI) -- Animal control officials in southern California said a cat was rescued from a motorist's front bumper after taking an eight-mile wild ride.

The County of San Diego Department of Animal Services said in a Facebook post the woman had traveled about eight miles in Santee before she was flagged down by witnesses who alerted her to the cat trapped in her bumper.

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The witnesses were able to free the wedged cat from the bumper and an animal control officer took the feline for a veterinary examination, which found the cat to be uninjured.

A microchip identified the cat as Gnocchi, a feline belonging to the motorist's next-door neighbor.

The department said the Gnocchi was reunited with his owner and the cat now "acts like nothing ever happened."

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Posted by County of San Diego Department of Animal Services on Friday, February 26, 2016

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