Cat escapes after being trapped in car hood for NINE DAYS

Cat spends NINE DAYS trapped in car bonnet and travels up to 80 miles before being rescued alive

  • Jacob the black and white moggy was stuck under a car grill for nine days  
  • The seven-year-old cat was trapped in the car and travelled up to 80 miles
  • Sharon Stirling, 49, drove to nearest garage to free the black and white cat

A cat has miraculously escaped with just a bruised nose after being trapped inside a car hood for nine days and driven up to 80 miles around town.

Jacob the black and white moggy rarely ventures outside but when the seven-year-old feline disappeared his owner Sharon Stirling was worried.

The 49-year-old from Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire made posters, door knocked and searched everywhere for her beloved cat but didn’t think to look under the grill of her dad’s car. 

On July 27, Sharon swapped cars with her 75-year-old father Alex while he recovered from a operation and couldn’t drive. 

Sharon Stirling (pictured) was devastated when her seven-year-old cat Jacob went missing 

Scaredy cat: Jacob (pictured) the black and white moggy rarely ventured outside because ‘he gets scared very easily’ so when he didn’t come home one day Sharon started to panic

The businesswoman believes Jacob must have jumped in to the car before she drove it to work.

She said: ‘I got up for work around 6am and couldn’t find Jacob, which was unusual because he never normally leaves for long.


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‘I went home from work around 10am to check if he was back but he still wasn’t there.

‘He gets scared very easily so I knew he hadn’t gone away with anyone.

After nine days of anguish and the car delivered back to its original owner, Sharon received a call to say her dad had found Jacob under the grill of his car

‘I called cats protection but they hadn’t heard anything so the next day I started getting posters made up to put through people’s door.’

After nine days of anguish and the car being delivered back to its original owner, Sharon received a call to say her dad had found Jacob under the grill of his car.

She said: ‘My dad called me and said “it’s about the cat, I have got him and you’ll never guess where I found him”.

Her 75-year-old father Alex (left) said he heard the faint sound from the cat. ‘My dad called me and said “it’s about the cat, I have got him and you’ll never guess where I found him”

‘I couldn’t believe it when he told me Jacob was in the grill and Dad was as shocked as me.

‘He must have got in some time on Monday night and then been in there when I took the car to work in the morning and stayed there when I dropped the car back off at my dad’s.’ 

It wasn’t until Alex stopped off to do some shopping at ASDA he noticed Jacob was wedged in the grill. 

The businesswoman believes Jacob must have jumped in to the car before she drove it to work

‘He kept hearing it when he was loading the shopping into the car, so he got down and looked under the car and he could see a cats’ eyes shinning.

‘He still didn’t know it was Jacob until he drove over to the vet and said I have a cat stuck in my grill.’ 

Sharon met with her dad and drove the car to the nearest garage so he could be rescued.

The 49-year-old from Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire made posters, door knocked and searched everywhere for her beloved cat but didn’t think to look under the grill

‘Four guys were trying to help get Jacob out but he was really stuck. We got his legs out but we couldn’t get his head.

‘When we eventually edged him out he just clung to me,’ she said.  

Mechanics from Ingram Motoring Group in Kilmarnock – where the cat was rescued pried the front bumper off the car and squeezed him out. 

After 20 minutes of perseverance, Jacob the black and white moggy was back with his loving owner.  

Alex kept hearing it when he was loading the shopping into the car, so he got down and looked under the car and he could see a cats eye’s shinning

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