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Kitten rescued from car’s engine in Sussex County

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A kitten, lucky to have all nine lives, after crews saved the trapped baby’s life in Newton.

On Friday, Newton Animal Control Officer Meg responded to a call about a kitten stuck in a car’s engine on Spring Street.

The engine was hot upon her arrival and the kitten had probably traveled in that very dangerous situation, officials said.

Newton Police Officer’s Soroka and Martin got right in there with ACO Meg and together they exhausted all options for the kitten’s removal. Newton First Aid Squad also stopped to offer their assistance and supplies, authorities said.

Once they realized the kitten’s leg was securely trapped, ACO Meg made a phone call to Frey Automotive on Sparta Avenue. Colin Frey and Dave immediately rushed over and with their help, the kitten was freed, officials said.

The kitten was taken immediately to Fredon Vet and miraculously she had no burns or broken bones. She is currently recovering in foster care and has a great appetite after her ordeal, authorities said.

“Once again, the community has blown us away with their willingness to help and rush to service!! Thanks again Colin and Dave!,” Newton Animal Control said in a Facebook post.

The kitten was named Sparkplug and is only about 6 weeks old. She needs time to grow and also recover from her injuries and will not be available for adoption for at least a few weeks, officials said.

She is currently being fostered with ACO Jess. Newton Animal Control has received an overwhelming response of people wanting to make Sparkplug a part of their home.

Newton Animal Control said to follow their Facebook page for updates on Sparkplug as well as their many other kittens.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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