The Cat's in the Cradle … and Maybe the Engine!
Categories: Pet Tips
I know, I know … it’s December and it’s still pretty hot outside! San Antonio weather, what can you do!?! Of course, we do havea cold spell (supposedly) coming up soon … and just a few weeks ago it got pretty chilly out there. That’s where my story comes into play. I was getting into my car one of those chilly nights a few weeks ago when I thought I saw something under neath it. Now for those of you who don’t know me, I have a wild imagination and I love scary movies, so you can imagine what my first thought might have been. Luckily my second thought was the more pratical one. I banged on the hood of my car and sure enough … a feral cat scramble out of the undercarriage and took off running! That little rascal was trying to wiggle its way into the engine to stay warm. Needless to say that would have been bad news for the cat had I turned on the car before it got it.
Here at the ADL, we sometimes see cases like that. Cats can get burned, severaly injured or even killed. We had a cat named Jude (seen to the left) who was one such victim. Lucikily they patched the little kitty right up and it found a forever home. So when the weather turns cold again, take a second to either honk your horn or bang on the hood (you don’t have to Hulk-smash it, just a few taps wil do the trick). If there is a cat hiding in your engine or under your car, that will give it time to get out before you turn the key!