Kitten Rescued Safely From Car Fender After 45 Mile Journey!

A women discovered an unknown hitchhiker in her car last week in Virginia. After driving over 45 miles to work, she found a young kitten stuck in the fender of her car!

She immediately called Petersburg Animal Care & Control and Chief Warden Debbie Broughton rushed to the scene. No one could tell if the animal was injured as only the little one’s scared eyes peered out through the vehicle.

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Chief Warden knew she needed to extract the kitten safely from the car, but that was out of her expertise. She contacted a local auto body garage who would be able to open the car without causing damage to the vehicle or the frightened kitten!

Posted by Lea Tatum Rowsey on Thursday, July 19, 2018

 

Leete Tire & Auto Center Inc. were happy to help join in the rescue efforts. Leete Manager, Warren Strum and one of the shops service technicians named Chuck, grabbed tools and they were quickly able to pull the kitten out carefully.

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The little tabby girl emerged, thankfully with no injuries after the long journey.

Never a dull day at Leete Tire & Auto!!! We received a call from Debbie Broughton, Chief Warden with Animal Care & Control, that there was a kitten trapped inside the fender well of a Kia Sedona. Leete Tire & Auto Service Manager, Warren Strum, jumped to the rescue and quickly extracted a scared but unharmed kitten! Check out the comments for more pictures and videos…

Posted by Leete Tire & Auto Center Inc. on Thursday, July 19, 2018

 

Auto center worker Chuck just happens to be a loving “cat guy” so was more than willing to adopt her on the spot! He made an appointment for the veterinarian for the next day to make sure there were no unseen issues with the lucky feline. They will check for a microchip as well.

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While they will still search for any owners of this missing kitten, it is unknown just how long the kitten was stuck in the car or where/when she climbed in the car. Many stray or feral cats seek shelter from the weather or predators in vehicles, dangerously seeking the warmth the engine compartment offers.

 

 

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7 Comments

  1. five cats in our home ..three cars and living on a street full of vehicles – our ginger cat is especially prone to adventuring inside vehicles and all five cats love to investigate all vehicles – so this situation is one of out biggest worries.. so great to hear this horrifying tale ended happily
    Wow ! a very lucky kitten with some superb assistance from really great people..

    • Janet, you need to bring ALL your cats indoors and invest in cat trees, toys, shelves, etc. that they can play with and climb on.
      Outdoor cats live a much SHORTER LIFE than indoor cats.
      For information on bringing your cats indoors, catifying your house in a tasteful way that does not need to ruin your decor, and all the info. you may need, get on YouTube and look up Jackson Galaxy! He is on Animal Planet on a regular basis and is their cat expert!
      Jackson Galaxy on YouTube!
      God bless you, your family and your cats!!!

  2. five cats in our home ..three cars and living on a street full of vehicles – our ginger cat is especially prone to adventuring inside vehicles and all five cats love to investigate all vehicles – so this situation is one of out biggest worries.. so great to hear this horrifying tale ended happily
    Wow ! a very lucky kitten with some superb assistance from really great people..

  3. We live in the center of a big city so our boys don’t go outside. Yet my friend’s cat, since they live in a more peaceful area, does venture out. I just can’t imagine what could have happened…
    So very glad not only is she safe, but having a home ready for her as well <3

  4. That little baby sure had a ride. Probably scary at that. Many thanks to all involved in the rescue. Also to Chuck for offering to adopt as well.

  5. This adorable kitten should be named Lucky, cause she sure is.
    A big thanks to everyone from Eunika, to Warden Debbie, to the people at Leete’s.
    And especially to Chuck, the little sweetie’s new person <3

    And I do always bang on my car hood, especially in the winter.
    Finding an injured cat under my hood would destroy me.

  6. Aw this poor kitten! So glad to hear this story has a wonderfully happy ending. Banging the hood is such a great tip. I’ll make sure to mention it to my friends and family.

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