Kitten rides from Massachusetts to Connecticut under hood of car

By Daniel Uria  |  Aug. 30, 2017 at 12:19 PM
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Aug. 30 (UPI) -- A kitten traveled about 100 miles from Massachusetts to Connecticut after stowing away underneath the hood of a car.

Paul Zine said a service technician discovered a small orange kitten while having his car serviced after driving from Natick to Wallingford.

"The service manager comes to me and says, 'Do you have a cat?'" Zine said. "I said, 'No. I don't have a cat.' He says, 'Does your neighbor have a cat?' Then I was confused."

The kitten leapt out from under the hood as James Hastings checked the fluids and began sprinting around the shop.

"I didn't know if it was alive or not," Hastings said.

"We ended up spending a good 20 minutes chasing the cat around the shop," he continued.

Zine said he was "stunned" that the kitten survived the lengthy trip after likely crawling inside the hood to get warm.

"You've got to figure that, 105 miles at highway speed. That little thing was in my engine compartment," he said.

Hastings ultimately decided to adopt the kitten to keep it out of a shelter, and named it "Tacoma" after his car.

"It was a miracle," Zine said of the trip. "It really was a miracle."

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