Cat Suffers 8-Mile Ride Stuck In Car Bumper, Walks Away Like It’s NBD

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Gnocchi the cat had one hell of a ride, but thankfully is now absolutely fine.

The lynx point Siamese cat survived a terrifying 8-mile drive through the suburbs of San Diego on Wednesday — while trapped inside a car’s bumper.

He hovered simply inches above the roadway during the course of its harrowing journey.

According to the County of San Diego Department of Animal Services, he’d curled up inside a vehicle parked near his home in Santee. The car’s owned then went for a drive, completely oblivious to the animal’s presence.

As she drove through Grantville, spectators spotted the cat partially hanging out of the bumper. They flagged the driver down and used a crowbar to decide Gnocchi free.

“Amazingly, the cat is fine! ” government departments wrote on Facebook. Gnocchi, who is microchipped, was reunited with his proprietors on Friday.

County Animal Services Deputy Director Daniel DeSousa reminded auto owneds that animals can become trapped inside and issued advice on how to avoid similar incidents.

“If you park your car outside, tap the hood of the car or tap your cornets gently to alert any animals that might be go looking for warmth from your car’s engine, ” he told the San Diego County News Center. “Tapping will scare them and they’ll run off.”

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