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Pit Bulls Damage Van Trying to Attack Kitten Hidden in Engine - PawNation

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- 2122 days ago -
This cat is using up its nine lives fairly fast. According to The (Palm Springs, Calif.) Desert Sun, a small, female kitten survived a 25-mile ride in a van's engine after hiding in the vehicle for protection from four attacking canines.

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Barb K (1688)
Friday August 24, 2012, 10:50 am
Poor sweet baby!! She was scared poopless!! She got a clean bill of health and is now up for adoption!! Mean ol' doggies.....

Past Member (0)
Friday August 24, 2012, 12:28 pm
Awww poor thing ! Im glad she is ok. Hopefully she fnds a forever home soon.
Thanks Barb

Past Member (0)
Friday August 24, 2012, 1:47 pm

Terry V (30)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 10:19 am
Thanks Barb!

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 11:16 am
I had a cat ride in my engine once. I never even heard it because the radio was on. A motorcyclist stopped at the lights blocked my car and made me pull over to save the scared little kitten. There is a happy ending. I took the kitten to work and it was adopted that day.

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 12:30 pm
I'm glad she is safe, poor baby.

Lynne Buckley (0)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 12:50 pm
Lucky kitten. I hope she finds a permanent home soon.

aj E (164)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 1:22 pm
poor thing.

Kate Kenner (215)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 1:52 pm
She was one lucky girl. Not good press for the pit bulls though.
My cat was in a car engine once and luckily I found her before the person started the car. I was grateful that she was pretty much and indoor cat except for one strange phase she went through.

MarietteAWAY G (175)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 3:09 pm
I am so glad that she is safe! Hope she finds a forever home soon! Thanks Barb!

Janet R (38)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 3:45 pm
Wow, what a story, that precious little baby is very lucky; I do hope she finds her forever home soon.

Christeen A (371)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 3:51 pm
Poor, sweet little thing. Glad she is OK-now let's hope she finds a loving, happy, healthy home.

Dianne D (490)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 4:44 pm
So glad the kitten was saved. How did the dogs get to the car? Where the dogs loose? Is this car parked in the back yard. I would be concerned about these dogs getting out. Wonder is they got a hold of this kittens siblings.

Fred Krohn (34)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 7:19 pm
As pups, the dogs aren't yet aware of their capabilities; pups should always be supervised. My experiences with young adult 'pit bulls' and Staffordshires are with dogs who know they are all but immune to anything small children try to do to them and understand that a strong push with the nose teaches much more effectively than a bite. Great dogs; parental supervision of contact with children and dogs is mandatory! As for contact with kittens, many dogs, especially shihtzus, chows, chihuahuas, pomeranians, and similar small active breeds are much more likely to be aggressive than Staffordshires in these cases.

Stuart Thomas (497)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 8:42 pm
I am glad that the poor cat is ok! Thanks BarbCat.

Edith B (146)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 9:46 pm
I am glad the kitten was saved, but once again Pit bulls get a bad rap!

Christine Stewart (134)
Sunday August 26, 2012, 2:14 am
Poor little kitten- I hope she gets a good home.

Marianna molnar woods (9)
Sunday August 26, 2012, 2:37 am
cute kitten hope she is saved

Sandra Penna (135)
Sunday August 26, 2012, 4:34 am
glad that the kitten is saved.

Ruth C (87)
Sunday August 26, 2012, 5:23 am
Sweet little angel, I'm glad she is okay.

. (0)
Sunday August 26, 2012, 8:31 am
Minus one cat life of course. She was lucky.

janet f (29)
Monday August 27, 2012, 5:04 am
The thought of what would have happened to her had she not been able to successfully hide is awful. She needs a good home.

Maggie Carmel (5)
Monday August 27, 2012, 11:37 am
What a cutie! Poor thing having to run and hide like this. I'm surprised at all the energy she had at 7 weeks old!

The dogs were only going by their instinct NOT because they're pits!

I'm glad the kitty is safe and hope she gets a loving home soon...she's adorable!

Maggie Carmel (5)
Monday August 27, 2012, 11:38 am

Debbie Crowe (87)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 4:13 pm
Fender-Linx Is one Lucky kitten!!! She must be awful smart to hide like that from the dogs and she must be very brave to ride for 25 miles under the car like that!!

I wish her lots of love and safety in her new home when she gets one!!!
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