He pulled into the Ottawa Honda dealer at 955 Richmond Road for help. A mechanic worked for free and was able to get the cat out from the engine block. OHS Agent Brohman received a call for assistance and quickly attended the scene to pick up this very frightened, lost cat.
The little grey tabby was checked out by the OHS animal health team upon arrival at the shelter. Thankfully, he was not injured.
|Artie the Car Engine cat (photograph by Serge Rivard)|
While Artie's story has a very happy ending, it isn't uncommon for cats and wildlife to be drawn to the heat generated by a car's engine on cold days. Make sure you bang on your car’s hood on cold mornings to avoid injuring a sleeping creature.