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Tiny kitten discovered in car engine

The tiny kitten was discovered inside a car’s engine in Macclesfield. Photo: Manchester Evening News

A tiny kitten has been discovered inside a car’s engine in Macclesfield.

Steven Goldstraw was driving home after walking his dog in South Park when he heard a strange sound coming from his car.

The 55-year-old said at first he thought the cry may have been coming from a bird.

Eventually I pulled over as the cries didn’t stop. I lifted up the bonnet and there the kitten was, sat on the ledge of the chassis right next to where the radiator is spinning round. I have no idea how he didn’t get injured, I must have driven for about two-and-a-half miles. They say cats have nine lives, well I think he has definitely used one of them.”

– Steven Goldstraw
Steven’s neighbours Rose Mitchell said she would take in the cat. Credit: Manchester Evening News

After getting home and giving the kitten some food and water, one of Steven’s neighbours Rose Mitchell said she would take in the cat.

Rose has now said that she will look after and adopt the new arrival if his owner doesn’t come forward, and apparently he is already settling in well with her cats – playing games and looking more healthy."

– Steven Goldstraw
Steven has also previously rescued a number of other injured animals. Credit: Manchester Evening News

Steven has also previously rescued a number of other injured animals after discovering them around Macclesfield.

I like to play my part when I can – I have rescued a duck and some ducklings before, a blackbird, a fox and a tawny owl, who sadly later passed away. I think it is important to help when you can - too often people will turn a blind eye to an injured or distressed animal and that is wrong.”

– Steven Goldstraw