(UPI) A kitten was rescued from the engine compartment of a British Columbia fire truck after the vehicle and its crew returned from an emergency call.
The City of Vernon said a Vernon Fire Rescue Service crew returned to their station after responding to a crash on Highway 97 at Birnie Road and heard the sounds of muffled meowing coming from inside their truck.
"A search of the vehicle resulted in firefighters locating a kitten, stowed away in the engine compartment," the City of Vernon said in a news release.
The kitten was taken to a local veterinary clinic, where staff said the feline appears happy and in good health. They said the kitten will likely be put up for adoption if no owner comes forward.Copyright 2022 by United Press International