Kitten found in car engine up for adoption in Virginia

Meet Carolina This little hitchhiker traveled over 200 miles under a car! She managed to stay undetected all the way from North Carolina before the folks driving found her when they heard her meowing. Carolina is in good health and will be available for adoption in July. (Photo credit: Prince George County Animal Shelter)

DISPUTANTA, Va. (AP/WAVY) — An unusual story out of Virginia gives new meaning to a “purring” engine.

A 5-week-old kitten was found curled up inside the car engine of a family on vacation in North Carolina. It had traveled more than 200 miles that way.

The Prince George County animal shelter says in a release that a couple from Walton, New York, heard a noise coming from their engine when they stopped for gas earlier this month along Interstate 95.

The kitten, nicknamed Carolina, was unharmed and taken to the Virginia animal shelter, where she will be put up for adoption on July 22.

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