A kitten who ended up stuck in the engine compartment of a car in East Palo Alto for two days was recently rescued and is now available for adoption, the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA (PHS/SPCA) announced Wednesday.
East Palo Alto police called the PHS/SPCA on Oct. 30 to assist with the rescue of the three-month-old kitten, said PHS/SPCA spokesperson Buffy Martin Tarbox.
Rescue staff “had difficulty finding precisely where in the vehicle the kitten was located, and based on the location of his cries, he seemed to be running back and forth across the length of the car’s under carriage,” PHS/SPCA said.
“Using a small endoscope camera, our rescue team was able to find where the kitten was inside the vehicle,” Tarbox said. “Our staff climbed under the car and with a bit of tuna was able to lure to the kitten to come closer until he was able to be rescued. The rescue operation took almost two hours, but it was worth it when we were able to save the life of this tiny kitten.”
The kitten, who officials named Fluff Fluff due to his fluffy black coat, was a bit thin when he was found, but he was overall healthy with no injuries. He had no identification and no one came forward to claim him.
Fluff Fluff was placed in a foster home with a PHS/SPCA volunteer until he was old enough to be neutered and made available for adoption. He was described as shy but affectionate. His adoption fee is $120. PHS/SPCA is open for adoptions by appointment only, so call 650-340-7022 to schedule an appointment to meet Fluff Fluff.
To learn more, visit the PHS/SPCA website here.
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