Cat Freed From Truck Engine After 28-Mile Trip From PA To NJ Has New Home

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

NJ.com reports that the cat was given to Jennifer Blunts and her boyfriend, John Tegethoff, at a ceremony Sunday.

The couple will take the cat back their Kunkletown, Pennsylvania home.

A picture of a cat while still stuck inside a pickup truck's engine on July 2, 2015. (credit: Hackettstown Police)

A picture of a cat while still stuck inside a pickup truck’s engine on July 2, 2015. (credit: Hackettstown Police)

The adoption ends a tale that began earlier this month, when the orange and white feline crawled into the pickup’s engine compartment.

Not knowing the cat was there, the driver traveled 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. It was freed with the help of the town’s public works department and Mars employees.

The cat, who was not injured, was dubbed Mars.

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