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Pint-sized Vernon, B.C. stowaway goes on fur-raising ride

This cute little stowaway found refuge in a fire truck and went on a fur-raising adventure. Courtesy: Vernon Fire Rescue

A pint-sized creature that was lured toward a shiny red firetruck this weekend is feline-fine after a surprising adventure.

A kitten was spotted at around 2 p.m. Sunday, on Highway 97 near Birnie Road in Vernon, B.C., where firefighters were busy assisting RCMP with traffic control in the aftermath of a car crash.

Vernon firefighters said after the incident was cleared, they searched for the kitten but couldn’t find it.

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Once the crew returned to the fire hall, they could hear muffled meowing sounds that appeared to be coming from the fire engine.

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“A search of the vehicle resulted in firefighters locating a kitten, stowed away in the engine compartment,” Vernon firefighters said in a press release.

“The kitten was safely removed and appeared to be in good condition, other than likely being a little nervous and hungry.”

The crew helped care for the kitten overnight with food, water and a warm place to sleep.

The following morning, the kitten was taken to a local vet clinic.

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