CARMICHAEL (CBS13) – A vehicle in Carmichael won’t purr like it used to, that is, after a cat was removed from the engine compartment Monday.

When the vehicle’s owner started the engine this morning, he said he heard a strange noise coming from inside the engine compartment, according to Sacramento Metropolitan Fire Assistant Chief Scott Cockrum. He opened the hood and found a cat entangled in the belts of the motor.

The man called 9-1-1, and when firefighters arrived, they had to cut the engine belts to get the cat out.

Firefighters took the badly injured feline to the Sacramento Cat Hospital where it received a life-saving operation.

If the surgery is successful, the cat, now known as Blaze, will be ready for adoption in about two weeks.

Comments (8)
  1. Jarrod Little says:

    it was my room mates car. i have pictures of the cat in the motor and the firefighters working to get them out. they were some amazing fire fighters. I am very surprised that blaze survived. That cat is a fighter.

  2. Linda says:

    Glad to hear the cat survived!

  3. Kellie says:

    This was our friends car and we bought cried at the possibility that the poor kitty wouldnt be able to survive. I found this and was super excited def a fighter with a strong will to live. The fire fighters were amazingly quick and efficient to save this kitty.. Glad to hear the Blaze was saved.

  4. Nan says:

    Are one of those firefighters up for adoption too? 😉

    That is one lucky kitty.

  5. Curt says:

    good job guys. The cat looks unscathed.

  6. Cmorno says:

    This happened to my cat. He got a cut across his nose and a leg was broken. He had surgery and had drains put in. He healed and walked with a limp. He lived for several years and died at 18 years.

  7. Sacramento Cat Hospital says:

    Blaze made it through her first night, which is always the most critical after a traumatic injury. She’s eating great and doing well at the Sacramento Cat Hospital!

    1. Jarrod Little says:

      that’s so awesome. im glad i called the fire fighters when i did. Hats off to all of you. They did an awesome job on scene and were really nice and polite

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