This cat has a golden ticket: Kitten survives 45-kilometre ride in pickup truck engine to chocolate factory

Who can resist a cute cat story?

National Post

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A cat rescued from the engine of a pickup truck after a 45-kilometre ride from Pennsylvania to New Jersey now has a new home.

NJ.com 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.

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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. It was freed with the help of the town’s public works department and Mars employees.

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The unhurt cat was dubbed Mars.

The chocolate maker, which produces its eponymous chocolate bars, M&Ms, Twix, Snickers and…

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