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Once stuck in truck, kitten has been adopted

Published: Friday, June 14, 2013 5:14 p.m. CDT • Updated: Saturday, June 15, 2013 9:50 a.m. CDT
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The cat known as EB, which is short for Engine Block, has found a new home.

SUGAR GROVE – EB, the kitten that hitchhiked nearly 300 miles to Sugar Grove by clinging to a semi-truck's air cleaner late last month, has been adopted from Kane County Animal Control.

Robert Sauceda, billing manager for Kane County Animal Control, said the 14- to 16-week-old kitten was adopted earlier this week after media outlets reported the story of her journey from Tomah, Wis., to Sugar Grove.

She was found under the semi-truck's hood by Sugar Grove police officer Kevin Forest on May 25, who had pulled the driver over for talking on a cellphone while in a construction zone. Forest had heard the kitten meowing and found her with all four paws clinging to the air cleaner. She was named EB, which is short for Engine Block.

Sauceda said Kane County Animal Control fielded lots of calls about the kitten after media reports indicated she was up for adoption. He said two more kittens have been adopted since EB left, including a kitten that resembled EB.

"It was actually great," he said. "It helped us highlight other adoptable pets we have. I think that's how the other kittens got adopted."

Sauceda said Kane County Animal Control just got three more kittens who need to be better socialized before being put up for adoption, but he said he expects to get more kittens through the next few weeks because of the time of year.

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