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Kitten survives car engine, loses part of tail

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PENDER COUNTY, NC (WECT) – A kitten is recovering at a Burgaw animal hospital after its tail was nearly cut off.

The kitten was trapped inside a car engine. The driver was unaware and drove with about 45 miles with the kitten in the engine. Once he stopped the car, he heard the kitten and rushed it to the clinic.

Upon its arrival, the kitten had a temperature of over 104 degrees. Its tail was severed by the engine fan.

The kitten underwent surgery to remove part of the tail Friday, but is expected to make a full recovery.

There have been a number of inquires already to adopt the kitten.

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