Horry County Fire Rescue crew rescues kitten from car engine

Horry County Fire Rescue crew rescues kitten from car engine
Officials said the ladder duo from Station 1 in Socastee made the rescue. (Source: HCFR)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - One lucky little kitten in the Grand Strand found itself part of a recent rescue from first responders.

Horry County Fire Rescue said it recently received a call that the kitten was stuck in the engine compartment of a van and wasn’t coming out. Crews then responded, working for nearly an hour to bring the cat out of the engine. HCFR said the ladder duo from Station 1 in Socastee made the eventual rescue.

Recently alerted by members of the public that a young cat was stuck in the engine compartment of a van, and wasn't...

Posted by Horry County Fire Rescue on Sunday, November 1, 2020

HCFR added that the cat immediately received a bath, and is expected to make a full recovery.

Officials also want to remind residents to check their car’s surroundings and engine compartments for animals seeking shelter as the nights and mornings get colder.

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