2 kittens rescued from engine in Tampa

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Posted: Friday, October 26, 2012 9:45 am | Updated: 9:47 am, Fri Oct 26, 2012.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Two Florida kittens have at least eight lives left.

The Humane Society of Tampa Bay responded to a call Thursday from a woman who heard a crying noise from the engine of her Toyota Scion. It turned out to be a small kitten that had wedged itself into the engine.

When rescuers were extricating the kitty, a second kitten was found in the engine with an injured foot. Both animals were removed and treated. They will recover in a foster home and eventually be adopted out.

The kittens' feral mother stood by during the rescue. She will be spayed, vaccinated and cared for by the owner of the Scion.

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