Cat Hangs Under SUV For 70 Miles|Ed Malone||01/09/06 at 08:31:04|obadiah|xx|0||Cat Hangs Under SUV For 70 Miles

Shelter Names Cat 'Miracle'

POSTED: 10:29 am EST January 3, 2006

VOORHEES, N.J. -- Driving down the New Jersey Turnpike can be scary enough. But imagine doing it clinging to the drive train of an SUV.

That was how a gray-and-white domestic shorthair cat traveled for 70 miles before being rescued.

The driver was going down the turnpike from Newark to Cherry Hill two days before Christmas when another driver spotted the cat through the wheel well.

The driver took the frightened feline into the Animal Welfare Association in Voorhees.

The association's director speculated that the cat was warming up near the engine when the driver took off.

The cat's paws were burned, a claw was missing and its fur was singed. But otherwise it's OK.

The shelter has named the cat "Miracle" and hopes to find someone who will adopt it and keep it inside. ||