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Trapped kitten is rescued from car bonnet during routine MOT test

A kitten was rescued from under a car bonnet just a day before her sister was rescued from the streets. Credit: RSPCA

A routine MOT test became a bit more tricky for a Nottingham mechanic when he discovered a kitten was trapped under the bonnet.

The car had been taken to Harmac Garage in Bulwell, when the discovery was made. Mechanic Phil Hardy said he lifted up the bonnet to carry out some work and was shocked to see a trapped female kitten stuck near the engine.

He was unable to free the frightened feline so called the RSPCA who managed to rescue the animal.

“She was well and truly stuck and was scared so she didn’t want to move. She must have crawled under the car and into the bonnet before the driver set off for his MOT test and she was quite near the engine belts so was lucky not to be hurt.”

– Kristy Ludlam, RSPCA Inspector

The kitten was taken to Arnold and Carlton Vets for a check up and she was found to be unharmed.

However, the following day, another stray kitten was found wandering around Bulwell. The kitten was brought to the same vet practice for checks and the vet noted how unusual it was for two kittens - who looked so much alike - to be found in the same area. He put them in the same cage and the pair immediately started grooming each other. It's now believed that they are sisters.

The kittens are now being cared for by the Nottingham branch of the RSPCA and have been called Stevie and Jo-Jo. They are being kept together until they are ready to be re-homed.