Brummie cat found in car engine after Christmas Day trip to East London


An East London animal rescue has launched an appeal to find the owner of a cat which was found in a car engine after a trip from Birmingham to the capital on Christmas Day.

Passers by alerted the driver – who had just parked outside flats in East London after having driven from an unknown area of Birmingham – to sounds of miaowing from his engine compartment.

When the bonnet was opened, the frightened tortoiseshell cat was discovered. The passersby managed to grab the cat and take her safely into one of the flats before she had a chance to run.

The cat was then collected by animal rescue Celia Hammond Animal Trust. 

The puss is not microchipped and unfortunately the finders do not have contact with the motorist to find out where in Birmingham he had travelled from.

The Trust have launched a social media appeal to try and find the little lady’s owner and say she is: “ a sweet, very friendly and, we suspect, much loved pet.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Trust’s Canning Town Branch on 020 7474 8811 or Email


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