When it’s cold outside, cats like Fievel will try to find warmer places to seek shelter.
This could include vehicles, particularly those that are recently parked and still warm. A cat or raccoon could easily find a decent amount of space in your bumper!
This is exactly what happened to poor Fievel. She was found under the hood of a car trapped inside the engine after a long drive. The owners of the car were shocked to find her but thankfully, Fievel did not suffer any injuries from her harrowing ordeal.
She was brought to the West Vancouver SPCA and without any identification, it was impossible to find out if she had a previous guardian. It wasn’t long before this cute cat was adopted and is now enjoying the warmth and safety of her new indoor home.
Remember to Think and Thump! Knock on the hood of your car to make sure no animals are hiding underneath before starting your journey.
How to Think and Thump
Tap or lightly thump the hood of your car, allowing time for a four-legged friend to make their escape.
Wait a few moments after to listen for any noises of escape before entering and starting your car.
You’ve now ensured you don’t have a stowaway in your vehicle!
Sign the pledge here to Think and Thump this winter and receive a free decal from the BC SPCA to raise awareness about the issue with friends, family and other drivers on the road.