Two little kittens came out of the car’s engine after the driver heard meow under the hood
Two newborn kittens were rescued from a car engine by a Malaysian driver who heard the small animals meow.
The man said he saw a mother cat come out from under her car and heard the kittens screaming when he started his engine. So he spent five minutes trying to find them before starting the rescue mission.
Heartwarming images, taken in Alor Gajah, Malacca, on September 23, show the man trying to reach inside the hood to save the kittens, which were hidden deep in the engine bay.
The clip begins with the unnamed man trying to get under the hood to retrieve the kittens, but is unable to catch them as they are tucked away in a corner.
An owner in Malacca, Malaysia, heard kittens meowing when he started his car’s engine. So he spent five minutes trying to find them before starting a rescue mission.
Heartwarming footage, taken Thursday, shows the man trying to reach inside the hood to save the kittens (one in the photo), who were hidden near the car’s engine
He then uses a broom to push the newborn kittens within reach, saying, “I have to be careful because they are so small.”
The man then leans over, his whole arm disappearing into the bay, and pulls each kitten by the skin of the neck.
The man left the kittens on his porch and the footage ends with the mother cat lifting them into her mouth and taking them to a safe place.
The man said: “When I started the engine of my car, I saw a mother cat running under my car, then I heard a slow sound of kittens meowing inside the hood of my car. .
âI spent about 5 minutes, I just managed to spot the kittens because the kittens weren’t crying and were quite hard to find.
âSince the kittens were in the corner of the hood of the car, so it was difficult to catch them, so I used a broom to move them in the middle and then I was able to take them out one by one.
“I knew the mother cat would get the two little babies, so I just put them on the porch floor and after a few minutes the mother cat takes her baby one by one to a safer place.”
Nimble cats can get trapped in cars as they are drawn to the heat from engines and climb inside, but are sometimes unable to get out.
The man uses a broom to move the tiny kittens within easy reach, then surprisingly manages to save the newborn cats by pulling them by the scruff of the neck
In December 2018, a pet cat was rescued unharmed by a fire team after being driven for an hour stuck in the engine of its owner’s car in London.
Dr Dominic Pimenta, a young doctor, had parked outside a supermarket after dropping his wife at work, when he heard a meow.
At first he thought he might have run over and hurt someone else’s pet as he frantically searched under the wheels of his engine.
Dr Pimenta eventually dialed 999 for help and it took five firefighters to finally shake the cat from its hiding place after dismantling part of the engine.
And just two years earlier, a kitten had survived incredibly with only minor burns after being trapped for 20 miles in a car engine in North Wales.
Driver Andrew Higgins set off from his home in Rhyl, North Wales, but after 20 miles on the road he felt the car was losing power on the A55.
The man said that after he managed to remove the two kittens, he left them on his porch so the mother could find her babies safely.
He stopped when he lost power and opened the hood to find his neighbor’s kitten, Paws, a six-month-old tabby cat, who incredibly suffered only minor burns.
In Yorkshire, a two-year-old tabby was found stuck in a car engine when the driver called a mechanic – a week after the cat took a nap under the hood.
The cat, which was renamed Lucky, was found trapped in a Nissan Primera when it broke down in Malton, North Yorkshire, in September 2014.
The cat is believed to have climbed into the engine and nestled between cables for a 30 mile journey from Ryedale, North Yorkshire, to Rufforth, near York.
A week later the car broke down in Malton, North Yorkshire, and a mechanic was called in to find out what was wrong.
Mechanic Ian Brindle, who opened the hood to find the starving animal staring at it, said she had a “chance to escape”.