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Deputies search SUV for 30 minutes before freeing unwanted furry visitor from engine

Deputies and animal control were called to the rescue in Georgia after the discovery of an unwanted, furry visitor in a vehicle engine.

Deputy Evan Lockstedt was at a hospital in Canton when he was told there was an animal stuck inside an SUV engine in the parking lot, the Cherokee Sheriff’s Office said in a May 24 Facebook post.

Lockstedt and an animal control officer found the owner of the vehicle in the hospital and began their search for the animal under the hood.

It took 30 minutes before they managed to fish out a tiny orange kitten, the sheriff’s office said.

The kitten will be available for adoption in a few weeks, the sheriff’s office said in an update. Screengrab from the Cherokee Sheriff's Office Facebook
The kitten will be available for adoption in a few weeks, the sheriff’s office said in an update. Screengrab from the Cherokee Sheriff's Office Facebook

After snapping a few adorable photos, the kitten was taken to the Cherokee Animal Shelter, the sheriff’s office said.

“It will be checked out and cared for until the owner can be located or until a forever family can be found for the kitten,” according to the sheriff’s office.

The sheriff’s office was sure to give viewers an update the next day on the kitten:

“Several people have inquired about adopting the kitten,” it said. “We dropped by the Cherokee County Animal Shelter to check on him (yes it’s a boy) this afternoon. He is doing well. He is too small to adopt now but should be available in a few weeks.”

Cherokee County is about 45 miles north of Atlanta.

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