A kitten stuck inside a car engine in Cardiff has been successfully rescued.

The scared cat, aged around three months, was heard crying after becoming stuck inside the car engine at Archer Road on Saturday (23 September). As the kitten wasn’t able to be reached, the RSPCA were called for assistance.

Kitten rescued from engine Sept18 pic1 Kitten rescued from engine Sept18 pic2RSPCA inspector Christine McNeil said: “When I arrived I found he was not actually stuck but refusing to come out as he was so scared so just kept moving around under the engine.

“Luckily enough for me, we spotted a rescue and recovery van close by on someone’s drive and the very kind off-duty recovery man came and helped.

“He jacked up the car and removed the bottom panel and managed after some time to get the kitten out who apart from being extremely dirty, was relatively unscathed. I could not have done this rescue without him and he was a real hero!”

The male tabby and white kitten has now been taken into RSPCA care and has been nicknamed by staff as ‘Aston’.

Inspector McNeil added: “There wasn’t a microchip found so we’re appealing for information to try and find out who he belongs to. There could be a very worried owner out there desperately looking for him.”

If anyone has any information about this kitten they can contact the RSPCA inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018. Calls are treated in confidence.

The RSPCA would like to remind people to get their pets microchipped to give them the best chance of being identified and returned home should they become lost.

If you wish to help RSPCA Cymru look into incidents such as this, you can donate online. The RSPCA is a charity and rely on public donations.