NYC Cat Miraculously Survives 225-Mile Trip Under Minivan's Hood - NBC New York

NYC Cat Miraculously Survives 225-Mile Trip Under Minivan's Hood

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    A cat named Gumbo is doing fine after stowing away in a minivan's engine compartment during a New York City family's upstate getaway. 

    The head of the Warren County SPCA tells The Post-Star of Glens Falls the family discovered the cat after arriving at The Great Escape Lodge in Queensbury Monday night. 

    The 10-year-old tabby was removed from under the engine hoses after surviving the 225-mile journey on a cold, snowy night virtually unscathed. 

    After the SPCA posted the story on Facebook, a New York City man identified the cat as his. Gumbo is believed to have escaped from a cat carrier in Brooklyn's Manhattan Beach section during a trip to the vet on Jan. 14. 

    The owners were headed upstate later Friday to retrieve their pet.

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