Cat rescued from engine of pickup truck after 28-mile ride

This photo provided by the Hackettstown Police Department shows a cat stuck inside the engine compartment of a pickup truck at the Mars Chocolate North America plant in Hackettstown, N.J., Thursday, July 2, 2015. The cat is believed to have traveled 28 miles safely from East Stroudsburg, Pa., to the plant in Hackettstown. The cat was freed and turned over to animal control. (Darren Tynan/Hackettstown Police Department via AP)

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A cat has been rescued from the engine of a pickup truck after a 28-mile ride from Pennsylvania to New Jersey.

Unbeknownst to the driver, the orange and white feline had crawled into the engine compartment. It was taken on a ride Thursday from East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, to the Mars Chocolate North America plant in Hackettstown, New Jersey.

Employees there heard the cat’s meows and called police.

The cat was freed from the fan blades with the help of the town’s public works department and Mars employees.

The cat ran off but was soon caught by police and turned over to an animal control officer. It wasn’t injured.

This photo provided by the Hackettstown Police Department shows a cat after it was freed from the engine compartment of a pickup truck at the Mars Chocolate North America plant in Hackettstown, N.J., Thursday, July 2, 2015. The cat is believed to have traveled 28 miles safely from East Stroudsburg, Pa., to the plant in Hackettstown. The cat was turned over to animal control. (Darren Tynan/Hackettstown Police Department via AP)
This photo provided by the Hackettstown Police Department shows a cat after it was freed from the engine compartment of a pickup truck at the Mars Chocolate North America plant in Hackettstown, N.J., Thursday, July 2, 2015. The cat is believed to have traveled 28 miles safely from East Stroudsburg, Pa., to the plant in Hackettstown. The cat was turned over to animal control. (Darren Tynan/Hackettstown Police Department via AP)

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