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I have an aversion to cats, something that’s probably helped along by the fact that I’m deathly allergic to them. Still, that doesn’t mean it’s pleasant to think of them being put at risk by the anthropomorphist tendencies of certain cat lovers. In a report, the Washington Humane Society says a cat in the 1300 block of Okie Street NE found itself in trouble last week:

“Animal Control received a call about a cat stuck in an engine of a vehicle. When the Animal Control Officer arrived at the scene he saw a cat stuck in the engine compartment of a parked pickup truck. Somehow the cat was wearing a scarf and when the animal crawled into the engine block, the scarf got tangled around the front axle and the cat was stuck.”

The officer was able to cut the cat free. It’s currently being evaluated for adoption at the society’s New York Avenue shelter.