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Kitten named Diesel rescued from van engine

The kitten has been named Diesel Photo: RSPCA

An 11-week-old kitten has been named Diesel after he was rescued from a van engine.

The RSPCA said they got a called from a driver in Kidderminster who heard what sounded like a kitten coming from his vehicle. After looking and not finding anything, he drove home. The following morning he lifted the bonnet and saw the kitten but it darted back down into the engine.

RSPCA inspector Suzi Smith said:

When I arrived I was helped by neighbours who got a small camera to try to locate the kitten.

He was heard on and off but we were struggling to find him so I shimmied further under the vehicle and eventually managed to locate him. He was sat on part of the engine framework in front of the fuel tank and I managed to work my hands in and manoeuvre him out.

It was a wonder he hadn't fallen out whilst the van has been mobile. He was very scared and hungry but other than that appeared unharmed.

– RSPCA, Suzi Smith

Diesel is about 11 weeks old and hasn’t been microchipped. He has been checked by a vet and is being cared for by the RSPCA Hereford Branch.

Inspector Suzi Smith and Diesel Credit: RSPCA

The animal charity is now appealing for information that could help them find the owner.

If an owner doesn’t come forward he will then be made available for rehoming.