Kane County animal control authorities report today that a kitten that survived a 300-mile journey inside a semitrailer's air cleaner from Wisconsin has been adopted by an Oswego family.
The black kitten, about 4 months old, was named "EB," short for "engine block."
She was found late last month after a police officer pulled over the truck's driver for talking on a cellphone. The Sugar Grove officer heard the cat's meows and discovered the hitchhiking kitten clinging to the truck's air cleaner with all four paws.
The kitten was treated for ear mites, but hasn't shown any signs of hearing loss after spending time so close to the engine. The truck was traveling from Tomah, Wis.