People.com Lifestyle Pets Kitten Found Safe After Riding 91 Miles Under the Hood of a Car: 'He's a Lucky Duck' Driver Jennifer Donini realized there was a kitten in her car after hearing a loud meow By Georgia Slater Georgia Slater Twitter Georgia Slater is a writer/reporter on the Parents team at PEOPLE. She began at the brand in 2018 as an editorial intern and later returned as an intern on the Food team. Upon graduating from the University of Maryland in 2019, Georgia worked as an entertainment intern at USA Today before coming back to PEOPLE as a digital news writer. In April 2021, she began her role as a Parents writer/reporter. People Editorial Guidelines Published on July 15, 2020 12:47 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Getty Illinois resident Jennifer Donini was shocked to find out there was an unexpected furry guest in her car during her 91-mile drive home to Highland. After already driving for an hour and a half, Donini said she heard a strange "meowing" sound coming from the hood of her car, she told local station KSDK. Donini said she quickly pulled over to see what the noise was when she lifted the hood and realized there was a kitten hiding inside. "I couldn't believe it," Donini recalled. "I didn't know what in the world to do. I was by myself on speakerphone with my mom trying to find where this kitten was." New Dating App 'Tabby' Helps Cat Lovers Connect and Create Feline-Focused Couples Donini found it hard to believe that the cat was able to survive the drive as "everything under the hood of the car was hot." She was also perplexed as to how the cat managed to get in there in the first place. When Donini returned home from her weekend trip to Carbondale, her family spent over an hour trying to find the kitten under the hood. Getty Images The family was eventually able to locate the tiny animal, now named Duck, and freed him from the hot car. Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories The grey and white kitten is believed to be about 7 weeks old and is in good health, according to the outlet. Rubble, World's Oldest Cat, Dies at 31: 'He Was an Amazing Companion,' Says Owner Donini said she used social media to later find the perfect home for the kitten. She told KSDK that her coworker's sister-in-law had been looking to adopt a kitten, and Duck was the perfect match. "He is certainly a very lucky duck!" Donini teased.