Florida cat reunited with owner after going on a road trip in the engine compartment

Thanks to a microchip, a Cocoa, Florida cat has been reunited with her owner after going on a nine-mile road trip in the engine compartment of a neighbors car.

Cuddles (screenshot MyNews13)
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This cat tale begins last week when Cuddles managed to get under the hood of the neighbors’ car where she was discovered when the neighbor dropped the car off for scheduled maintenance. Patty Marn of Viera didn’t know what had become of four-year-old Cuddles.

Cuddles apparently spent the night at Bob Steele Chevrolet in Cocoa and was waiting when mechanic Shane Spencer opened the hood the next day. In a Friday interview with MyNews13 Spencer described what he found when he went to work on the car

 “Once I popped the hood, you could see where the original markings… There was fur everywhere. As soon as I lifted it, it jumped out from the bottom. When that hood is closed, there’s not much room in there.”

Spencer with Cuddles (screenshot MyNews13)

Cuddles was covered in transmission fluid. Despite her dirty condition, Spencer knew this was someone’s pet. It took him a while to coax the traumatized feline out of hiding. He cleaned her up and made sure she wasn’t injured, then took her to the Brevard Humane Society located just a mile away from the dealership.

Patty was surprised to learn of Cuddles adventure and was reunited with her cat after the Humane Society called and asked whether she owned a cat named Cuddles. Thanks to a microchip, Cuddles is now back home where she belongs.

reunion (screenshot MyNews13)

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