Honk If You Love Cats

Posted on September 22, 2015

Every year we post an alert to rap on the hood of your car before starting up. A stray or feral cat may have curled up on top of your tires, crawled under your car, or into the engine for warmth. The noise on the hood is generally enough to startle them into vacating your engine. Or give your horn a couple quick short beeps.

These methods are suggested as the cat doesn’t necessarily move owing to the sound of the car door closing, or in some cases even from the engine starting. You have to remember, s/he is probably pretty far gone. People say the problem is when they’re curled around the engine, and half frozen, which reduces reaction times, the slamming door may not be enough, and “many cats die this way every year”.

cat in wheel well