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Cat Rescued From Engine of Pickup Truck Finds New Home

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. reports that the cat was given to Jennifer Blunts and her boyfriend, John Tegethoff, at a ceremony Sunday. They will take the cat back their Kunkletown, Pennsylvania home.

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. The cat was freed with the help of the town's public works department and Mars employees.

The cat, who was not hurt, was dubbed Mars, in honor of where it was found.

Copyright AP - Associated Press
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