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Published:August 19th, 2016 11:50 EST

Kitten Survives 80-Mile Trip in Engine of Car

By Robert Paul Reyes

"When we say that the engine purrs, that`s no joke for one family. A kitten survived an 80-mile trip in the engine of the family`s car.

Kelly Hawthorne said she was driving from Clinton, Mo. back to Shawnee, Kan. on Sunday when she heard the noises of a kitten and found the little critter in her car`s engine.

The kitten ran off when she popped the hood. They later went out to eat, but on the way back, they realized something had returned.

`On the way back, we heard, Meow! and my son and I looked at one another and said, `No way. There`s no way this cat came back.`"

Fox 4 Kansas City

This kitty survived his ordeal, but he used up at least one of his nine lives.

Cats love a warm engine, it`s not unusual for me to discover a stray cat on the hood of my Jeep, maybe I should start checking underneath the hood.

All`s well that ends well, the Hawthorne family is taking care of the stray kitten.

Cats love a warm lap even more than a warm car hood, there are many kittens available for adoption at your local animal shelter.

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