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Animal Ambulance Rescues Three Kittens Trapped in A Car Engine

(August 2, 2023)

Late Monday evening, the Houston SPCA animal ambulance responded to a report of three kittens trapped inside a car’s hot engine compartment in northeast Houston. An Emergency Medical Veterinary Technician (EVMT) safely removed the kittens. Once removed from the undercarriage, the kittens were immediately treated for heat distress. They were wrapped in water-soaked room-temperature cloths, and a portable fan was used to help lower their body temperature. Staff said it was a miracle they did not sustain any burns.

All three kittens were taken back to the Houston SPCA Campus, where they could undergo more treatment. According to the Veterinary staff, the kittens, now Haley, Alexandra, and Luke, are doing well despite being in a dangerous situation. The three tiny kittens are currently in the Houston SPCA’s nursery, where they will continue to grow until they are old enough to be adopted.

Haley, Alexandra, and Luke have been placed in the nursery, where they will continue to grow until they’re big enough for adoption.

The ambulance is called upon to assist over 6,000 animals annually, catering to a diverse range of the community’s unowned, injured, or distressed animals in Harris County. These include adorable puppies, playful kittens, loyal dogs, graceful cats, wild creatures, small pets, and even small farm animals. The rescues occur in various locations, from confined spaces like walls, sewers, and drains to hazardous environments such as busy freeways, deep ravines, and ditches.

The Houston SPCA’s exceptional rescue animal ambulance is a unique and exclusive service in the region, devotedly covering the entirety of Harris County around the clock, seven days a week. The dedicated team comprises five EVMTs working in rotations. Led by the experienced guidance of Dr. Roberta Westbrook, this proficient unit of veterinary technicians promptly tends to the needs of injured animals at the scene, playing a crucial role in saving precious lives.

Dr. Westbrook and her team of Emergency Medical Veterinary Technicians.

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