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Cat rescued from engine of pickup truck after 28-mile ride

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Photo credit: Hackettstown Police

Photo credit: Hackettstown Police

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (July 2, 2015) — A cat has been rescued from the engine of a pickup truck after a 28-mile ride from Pennsylvania to New Jersey.

Unbeknownst to the driver, the orange and white feline had crawled into the engine compartment. It was taken on a ride Thursday from East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, to the Mars Chocolate North America plant in Hackettstown, New Jersey.

Photo credit: Hackettstown Police

Photo credit: Hackettstown Police

Employees there heard the cat’s meows and called police.

The cat was freed from the fan blades with the help of the town’s public works department and Mars employees.

The cat ran off but was soon caught by police and turned over to an animal control officer. It wasn’t injured.

Additionally, the cat wasn’t just lucky enough to survive a 28-mile trip, it was very lucky to have arrived at a Mars plant.

Mars, Inc. owns some of the largest pet food brands in the world, and Mars Petcare wants to make sure this kitten is well taken care of and adopted. In an effort to find the kitten its forever home, Mars Petcare will sponsor its adoption fees; provide a year’s supply of SHEBA Perfect Portions cat food, IAMS Cat Food, and Temptations treats.