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Adorable kitten stows away, travels hundreds of miles from North Carolina to Virginia

Cherokee is up for adoption at the SPCA of Martinsville & Henry County

Credit: Martinsville Police Department A-Shift / Twitter
Credit: Martinsville Police Department A-Shift / Twitter

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – A kitten hitched a free ride of more than 250 miles across state lines.

Credit: Martinsville Police Department A-Shift / Twitter
Credit: Martinsville Police Department A-Shift / Twitter

A couple returned to Martinsville after a trip to Cherokee, North Carolina, and discovered when they arrived home a kitten had stowed away for the ride, according to the Martinsville Police Department.

The kitten who made the trip, now appropriately named Cherokee, likely will have a "stray hold" to give possible owners a chance to claim the kitten before Cherokee is placed for adoption.

Cherokee was found in the car's engine compartment and only had minor injuries.

Credit: Martinsville Police Department A-Shift / Twitter
Credit: Martinsville Police Department A-Shift / Twitter

Anyone with questions about adoption is asked to contact the SPCA of Martinsville & Henry County at 276-638-7297.


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