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Kitten survives 284-mile ride in semi’s engine compartment

Stowaway kitty is dubbed E.B., for 'engine block.'

By Vetstreet Jun 13, 2013 3:09PM

A little black kitten in Wisconsin managed to squeeze its way into the engine compartment of a semi truck. When the truck driver was pulled over for speeding in Sugar Grove, Ill., 284 miles into his journey, the police officer heard meowing coming from under the hood.

Photo: EB the cat / Courtesy of Kane County Animal Control They found the kitten and brought it to the Kane County Animal Shelter, where it was found to be in good condition and in good spirits.

The staff there has named the little one E.B., for engine block.

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Photo: E.B. the cat / Courtesy of Kane County Animal Control

Jun 19, 2013 5:24AM
Next time one of my clients complains about a workout I'm going to remind them of this. A cat survived 284 miles IN A DAMN ENGINE BLOCK! STOP WHINING!
Jun 19, 2013 1:34AM
Wonder which one of his none lives that one was, lucky kitty.
Jun 18, 2013 7:54PM
That's one lucky cat.  My vet used to say- honk if you love cats.  They love to crawl into those nice, warm engine compartments for a nap. 
Jun 13, 2013 6:26PM
That could have been a catastrophe. The little guy could have been catatonic. No cataclysm though, just a story littering our news purrr usual.
Jun 13, 2013 6:11PM
One down....Eight to go!

That is one lucky cat.

Jun 13, 2013 5:59PM
Too bad all storys don't end that well. had a stray cat crawl in to the fanshroud of a parked car and the fan blade and it had a fight the cat lost took a day to clean that mess up.
Jun 13, 2013 5:47PM
Sooooo cute!! EB's another survivor in the world!! :)
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