When cats are roaming outside, they like to find warm, hidden places to climb into. During the winter months, many cats will climb into a car’s engine compartment to be near the heat of a recently run engine. To avoid accidentally killing a cat when you start your car, make a habit of banging on the hood before you get in and turn on the ignition. The loud noise is usually enough to convince a cat to abandon its perch and run away to safety. And if you are a cat owner, don’t allow yours to roam outside during the winter months at all.
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