The head of the local SPCA told The Post-Star the family discovered the cat after arriving at in Queensbury Monday night.
The 10-year-old tabby was removed from under the engine hoses after surviving the 225-mile journey on a cold, snowy night virtually unscathed.
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After the SPCA posted the story on Facebook, a New York City man identified the cat as his.
Gumbo is believed to have escaped from a cat carrier in Brooklyn's section during a trip to the vet on Jan. 14.
The owners were headed upstate later Friday to retrieve their pet.