Kane County animal control authorities say the kitten is now up for adoption, almost three weeks after it survived a 300-mile journey inside a semitrailer's air cleaner.
EB came to KCAC as a stray. She was found in an engine of a semi truck when the driver was pulled over for speeding. The officer could hear the kitten meowing over the idling engine.
"She is a spunky little thing who loves attention! She has a lot of energy and is very playful!" KCAC said.
The black kitten is about four months old. 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.
Anyone interested in adopting the cat can call Kane County Animal Control.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.