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Kitten rescued from car’s engine compartment

July 11, 2020 – Bloomington, Indiana USA: Bridget Dwyer rescues her yet unnamed kitten from a car’s engine compartment after it got scared and ran there to hide, Saturday, July 11, 2020, in Bloomington, Ind. Dwyer had already rescued the cat from some people in Kentucky who didn’t want it. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)

The kitten Bridget Dwyer had just rescued in Kentucky jumped out of her hands and ran under a car climbing into the engine compartment near the intersection of E. 8th Street and Dunn Saturday around 1:30 p.m.  

A passerby stopped and tried to help, offering some raw chicken for the cat, but that was of no avail.

Finally, Dwyer called animal control, but the animal control officer was unable to determine the owner of the car and recommended waiting until the cat could be coaxed out.

Dwyer said she was concerned about the cat in the 90-degree weather and was prepared to wait as long as necessary to rescue the cat.

Dwyer alternated between trying to find the owner of the car, waiting to see if the cat would crawl out, then finally some meowing could be heard. The cat could be heard and responded. “It’s stuck,” said Dwyer. Then Dwyer finally got a hand on the kitten and pulled it to safety about four hours after it had run and hid in the car’s engine compartment.

After holding the kitten Dwyer put it into a cat carrier animal control had loaned her so it couldn’t run away again.

July 11, 2020 – Bloomington, Indiana USA: Bloomington Animal Control Officer Nick Steury looks for a kitten that had hidden in the engine compartment of a car, Saturday, July 11, 2020, in Bloomington, Ind. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
July 11, 2020 – Bloomington, Indiana USA: Passers-by and animal control help Bridget Dwyer try to rescue her kitten from under a vehicle after it got scared and ran there, Saturday, July 11, 2020, in Bloomington, Ind. Dwyer had already rescued the cat from some people in Kentucky who didn’t want it. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
July 11, 2020 – Bloomington, Indiana USA: Bridget Dwyer rescues her yet unnamed kitten from a car’s engine compartment after it got scared and ran there to hide, Saturday, July 11, 2020, in Bloomington, Ind. Dwyer had already rescued the cat from some people in Kentucky who didn’t want it. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
July 11, 2020 – Bloomington, Indiana USA: Bridget Dwyer rescues her yet unnamed kitten from a car’s engine compartment after it got scared and ran there to hide, Saturday, July 11, 2020, in Bloomington, Ind. Dwyer had already rescued the cat from some people in Kentucky who didn’t want it. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
July 11, 2020 – Bloomington, Indiana USA: Bridget Dwyer rescues her yet unnamed kitten from a car’s engine compartment after it got scared and ran there to hide, Saturday, July 11, 2020, in Bloomington, Ind. Dwyer had already rescued the cat from some people in Kentucky who didn’t want it. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
July 11, 2020 – Bloomington, Indiana USA: Bridget Dwyer rescues her yet unnamed kitten from a car’s engine compartment after it got scared and ran there to hide, Saturday, July 11, 2020, in Bloomington, Ind. Dwyer had already rescued the cat from some people in Kentucky who didn’t want it. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
July 11, 2020 – Bloomington, Indiana USA: Bridget Dwyer looks at her kitten in an animal carrier after rescuing it from under a vehicle, Saturday, July 11, 2020, in Bloomington, Ind. Dwyer had already rescued the cat from some people in Kentucky who didn’t want it. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)

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