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Stacey Pulsifer holds her newly-adopted kitten , Pumpkin, on Sept. 4, 2012 in Plattsburgh, N.Y. The 6-week-old kitten hitched a ride on the outside of her vehicle as she drove about 100 miles over upstate New York roads. (AP Photo/Press Republican, Gabe Dickens)
Kitten goes for 100-mile ride on N.Y. woman’s bumper
First Published Sep 05 2012 11:54 am • Last Updated Sep 05 2012 12:15 pm

Plattsburgh, N.Y. • A woman says a 6-week-old kitten hitched a ride on the outside of her vehicle as she drove about 100 miles over upstate New York roads.

Stacey Pulsifer tells the Press-Republican of Plattsburgh that she recently drove from her home in Plattsburgh to Elizabethtown in the Adirondacks, then back to her apartment. Along the way she stopped for coffee and heard meowing coming from her Jeep.

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She asked two friends to help her search the vehicle. They finally found the kitten wedged behind a bumper and had to cut it free.

Pulsifer has since adopted the hitchhiker and named it Pumpkin. She estimates the lucky black cat was lodged in the car for about 22 hours and traveled some 100 miles. She suffered a broken paw during the ride.




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