Six-hour rescue mission to save cat stuck in van’s engine

Thomas was pulled to safety thanks to three mechanics and a fire crew.

Six-hour rescue mission to save cat stuck in van’s engine

A cat was saved from an engine after a six-hour rescue mission.

Three mechanics and firefighters were needed to free the lost pet after he became trapped in a van on January 14.

Thomas was unhurt following the rescue in Cumbernauld and the Scottish SPCA is now searching for his owners.

Although he was chipped and registered to an address in the North Lanarkshire town, the details were out of date.

Scottish SPCA rescue officer Sarah Parker said: “We’re grateful to everyone who assisted with this rescue as it was a real team effort

“The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and mechanics who assisted were essential in getting the cat free.

“The manager at the local Asda even kept us going with hot tea and coffee, which was much appreciated given the weather.

“The cat is unharmed and very friendly. His name is Thomas and is registered to an address in Abronhill, Cumbernauld, however his chip details are out of date.

“Thomas is now recovering from his adventure at our Glasgow Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre. We’d love to reunite him with his owner.”

Anyone who recognises Thomas can call the Scottish SPCA animal helpline on 03000 999 999.