AN ANIMAL charity is appealing for an owner to come forward after purring from an engine turned out to be a trapped kitten.

RSPCA Cymru is trying to trace the owner of a tiny black kitten who got stuck in the engine of a car in Barry.

The kitten, thought to be between seven and eight weeks old was rescued by South Wales Fire service after she was discovered in the Peugeot car parked on Coldbrook Road East, on Wednesday, January 29.

The RSPCA collected the kitten who was unharmed.

Inspector Danielle Baber said: ”Kittens are curious by nature but luckily this cheeky creature’s adventure didn’t result in any harm coming to her.

"She is a very vocal little cat with lots of personality but sadly she isn’t microchipped or wearing ID so we have no idea where she came from. If anyone in the Barry area is missing a black kitten, I would urge them to contact us immediately.”

Anyone who knows who this kitten belongs should contact the inspector’s information line on 0300 123 8018 where they can leave a message for Inspector Baber.

All calls will be treated in confidence.