He was sleeping under the engine… The incredible adventure of the cat found miles from home

This is the story of a cat who had a funny day on Monday September 12.

It is 8 p.m. when his masters are called by a veterinary clinic in Angers, more than 15 km from their home. They are told on the phone that their cat, tattooed and equipped with an electronic chip, was found in a state of shock and in respiratory distress in rue Rabelais, near the Catholic University of the West in Angers. Young girls saw him fall from a black car at a speed bump, rescued him and took him to the clinic.

No doubt, it is indeed Marc and Christine’s cat. But how did he get there, when the same morning, his family had seen him in Pellouailles-les-Vignes where she lives?

The Day of the Cat Reenacted

Arsène’s master reconstructed the tomcat’s day and discovered in passing that he was spending time warm in the chassis of Madame’s car, “on the engine block plate“.

Monday morning at 7:30 am, Marc’s wife left by car for work in Beaucouzé, about twenty kilometers away. She spent the whole day there, like the car and the cat, no doubt paralyzed after the drive.

At 6 p.m., Madame and Arsène took to the road together without knowing it, heading to the other end of Angers for a few errands. It was when the car went over the speed bump that the cat ended its ride in town on the macadam.

The story ends well for Arsène who was recovered by his masters on Monday evening. With a shaved paw from a drip and a sore lip from his fall. Since then, he spends a lot of time resting on his favorite chair.

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