The car owner immediately recognized the cat as his neighbor's and returned him home after the car's service was completed.
As for what led the cat to climb under the car's hood, Lerdo believes the cat was seeking shelter from the weather. "We had a couple cold nights in the thirties," he said.
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Luckily for this cat, no harm came from the whole ordeal. Not even a scratch. The car took more damage, losing part of a fender during the rescue operation, but the men at the shop fixed it up on the spot. "Free of charge," said Lerdo.