Miraculous kitten survives 400-mile journey inside of a car bumper
June 28, 2012
During the hot summer months, it's not uncommon to find a stray cat hiding underneath a car to stay cool, but when they try and climb inside, they can get into real trouble. That was certainly the case for a little black kitten who managed to crawl inside the bumper of Russ and Tracy Perry's car, and then endured a 400-mile trip from Phoenix, Arizona, to Canyon Country, California, reports The Daily Mail.
When the Perrys made their first pit stop, they thought they heard what sounded like faint meowing, but they decided to move on. They checked every inch of the car and couldn't find anything, but decided to take it into a mechanic's shop once they reached their destination.
To their surprise, the mechanic removed the bumper and found a five-week-old kitten trapped inside of the car's bumper, reports PawNation.com. Amazingly, the cat was unscathed and even found a good home immediately from one of the mechanics at the shop. Fittingly, the feline was named Phoenix after her original home.
With the warm weather here, it's officially kitten season, and little ones like Phoenix are in need of a good home. If you're interested in becoming a cat parent, visit Bideawee's website for a complete listing of felines up for adoption in the New York City area.