Cat trapped in car engine reunited with owner

The cat who survived a trip from Birmingham to London while hidden in a car engine has now been reunited with her owner.

The cat was found in a car engine after the 125 mile journey because the driver heard miaowing coming from their engine compartment.

She has been in the care of the Celia Hammond Animal Trust since then, and had been given the name Tinsel because she made the perilous journey on Christmas Day.

Staff at the Trust had been working hard to try and find Tinsel's owner - checking lost sites in Birmingham and posting her photograph on Facebook.

They announced on their Facebook that just when they had given trying to reunite the cat with her owner and had decided to try and re-home Tinsel, they received a phone call from someone who thought Tinsel was theirs.

After asking for photos of the person's missing cat, it was confirmed that this person was Tinsel's owner - and all thanks to Tinsel's "distinctive markings."

Tinsel's owner had been searching for her, but didn't have access to social media so wasn't aware of the Trust's campaign to find them until a relative told her about a post detailing that Tinsel had been found.

Tinsel is now back in Birmingham, reunited with her grateful owner and her two other cats.

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