New home found for cat that was trapped in engine of pickup truck that made 45-km trip
This photo provided by the Hackettstown Police Department shows a cat after it was freed from the engine compartment of a pickup truck at the Mars Chocolate North America plant in Hackettstown, N.J., Thursday, July 2, 2015. (Darren Tynan / Hackettstown Police Department / AP Photo)
HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. -- A cat rescued from the engine of a pickup truck after a 45-kilometre ride from Pennsylvania to New Jersey now has a new home.
NJ.com reports that the cat was given to Jennifer Blunts and her boyfriend, John Tegethoff, at a ceremony Sunday. They will take the cat back their Kunkletown, Pennsylvania home.
The adoption ends a tale that began earlier this month, when the orange and white feline crawled into the pickup's engine compartment. Not knowing the cat was there, the driver travelled from East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, to the Mars Chocolate North America plant in Hackettstown, New Jersey.
Employees there heard the cat's meows and called police. It was freed with the help of the town's public works department and Mars employees.
The unhurt cat was dubbed Mars.