A kitten who got himself all hot and bothered when he got stuck in the engine of a car is now looking for a new home.

Kitten Purrgeot looks at camera

The four-month-old white and tabby cat ran up into the engine of a Peugeot van after the owner of the vehicle tried to help the stray kitten.

Mechanics at a nearby garage were able to pull the kitten to safety and he was then taken to the Blue Cross rehoming centre in Kimpton, Hertfordshire. where he was named Purrgeot.

Kirsten Findlay, Rehoming Supervisor at Blue Cross Hertfordshire: “Purrgeot has had quite an adventure and has definitely used up one of his nine lives. Apart from slightly burned paws, he’s absolutely fine and is such a happy, friendly little chap. He didn’t have a collar and tag and he wasn’t microchipped so, unfortunately, we weren’t able to trace his owners.”

Blue Cross Hertfordshire helps 600 dogs, cat and rabbits each year. Purrgeot is one of nine cats at the centre who is currently looking for a new home. He will be put up for rehoming soon, once he has made a full recovery.

Kirsten adds: “Purrgeot will make a wonderful companion. If anyone out there is looking to rehome a cat or kitten, please have a look on our website.”

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