Two newborn kittens were rescued from a car engine by a Malaysian driver who heard the tiny animals miaowing.
The man said he saw a mother cat run out from under his car and heard the kittens’ cries when he started his engine, so he spent five minutes trying to track them down before starting the rescue mission.
Heartwarming footage, taken in Alor Gajah, Malacca, on September 23, shows the man attempting to reach inside the bonnet to save the kittens, who were hidden deep in the engine bay.
The clip begins with the unnamed man attempting to reach down under the bonnet to get the kittens, but he is unable to grab them as they are tucked away in a corner.
A homeowner in Malacca, Malaysia, heard kittens’ miaowing when he started his car engine, so he spent five minutes trying to track them down before starting a rescue mission
Heartwarming footage, taken on Thursday, shows the man attempting to reach inside the bonnet to save the kittens (one pictured), who were hidden near the car engine
He then uses a broom to push the newborn kittens within reach, saying: ‘I have to be careful because they are so small.’
The man then reaches down, with his whole arm disappearing into the bay, and pulls each kitten out by the scruff of its neck.
The man left the kittens in his porch and the footage ends with the mother cat lifting them up in her mouth and carrying them away to safety.
The man said: ‘When I started my car engine I saw a mother cat running out under my car, then I heard a slow sound of kittens meowing inside the hood of my car.
‘I spent around 5 minutes, just managed to spot the kittens as the kittens didn’t cry and quite hard to find.
‘As the kittens were at the corner side of the car hood so it was difficult to catch them, so I used a broom to shift them to middle and then I was just able to take them out one by one.
‘I knew the mother cat would get the two little babies, so I just put them on the porch floor and after few minutes the mother cat gets her baby one by one to somewhere which is safer.’
Agile cats can end up trapped in cars as they are attracted to the warmth of the engines and climb inside, but are sometimes unable to get back out again.
The man uses a broom to move the tiny kittens within reach, and then amazingly manages to rescue the newborn cats by pulling them out by the scruffs of their necks
In December 2018, pet cat was rescued unscathed by a fire crew after being driven around for an hour trapped inside the engine of its owner’s car in London.
Dr Dominic Pimenta, a junior doctor, had parked outside a supermarket after dropping his wife at work, when he heard a miaowing sound.
At first he thought he may have run over and injured someone else’s pet as his frantically searched under wheels of his motor.
Dr Pimenta eventually dialled 999 for help and it took five firemen to finally squeeze the cat of his hiding place after dismantling part of the engine.
And just two years before, a kitten amazingly survived with just minor burns after it was trapped for 20 miles in a car engine in north Wales.
Driver Andrew Higgins set off from his home in Rhyl, north Wales, but after 20 miles into the drive he felt the car losing power on the A55.
The man said after he successfully managed to pull both kittens out, he left them on his porch so the mother could reunite with her babies safely
He pulled over when he lost power and opened the bonnet to find his neighbour’s kitten Paws, a six-month-old tabby, who incredibly only suffered minor burns.
In Yorkshire, two-year-old tabby was found trapped in a car engine when the driver called a mechanic – a week after the cat went for a nap under the bonnet.
The cat, which was renamed Lucky, was found trapped in a Nissan Primera when it broke down in Malton, North Yorkshire, back in September 2014.
It is thought the cat climbed into the engine and nestled itself between some cables for a 30-mile journey from Ryedale, North Yorkshire, to Rufforth, near York.
A week later the car broke down in Malton, North Yorkshire, and a mechanic was called out to find out what was wrong.
Mechanic Ian Brindle, who opened up to bonnet to find the starving pet staring back at him, said that she had a ‘lucky escape’.