Cat rescued in Cohoes after being found stuck in car engine

January 15, 2019 05:14 PM

COHOES - If a cat in Cohoes could talk, he'd have quite a tale to tell. He rode around the city, stuck in a car engine.

The cat, named "Cheddar," was removed from the car by people at Primeau's Autobody in Cohoes.


The cat's owner was really surprised to hear the "meowing" and find "Cheddar" wedged in the engine of his Dodge SUV. He was there while Keith Hancock warmed up the car and drove all over the city.

Hancock says this all began on Sunday night. One of his sons took out the garbage and maybe that's when the housecat snuck out.

They looked for him the next morning, but the kids had to go to school. They drove the car to two different schools to drop off the kids and Hancock went to work.

When he got there, he heard meowing. He walked around the area looking for what he thought was a stray. However, the cat's cries were loudest as he got closer to his car.

Finally, he popped the hood, then panicked and drove very slowly to Primeau's in Cohoes, where they had to take apart a lot of his engine – but rescued the cat.

Hancock says he was able to get a message to his 8-year-old son in school to let him know the cat had been found safe and sound.


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