Kittens taking dangerous shelter in car engines continue being saved by rescuers well into fall in Florida.
A furry Waffle fell onto a busy road in Florida, but this was also “one lucky potato.” Waffle the kitten was hiding inside a car’s engine, and a thousand things could have gone wrong when the driver drove off. But fortunately, the stars seemed to align for this kitten. It was late September when Waffle fell from a moving vehicle and lived to meow about it.
Officer Byrne, locally and affectionately known as the “Cat Cop” in Coral Springs, FL, shared the story of Waffle’s stunning rescue.
“You are looking at one lucky potato! This little guy fell out of a vehicle’s undercarriage on a very busy road. Luckily for him this officer witnessed the whole thing and sprung into action saving him from getting waffled. Hmmm, that’s a good name right? Waffle????”
Waffle After Rescue from a Car Engine
A few days later, Byrne visited Waffle, and he was a playful little goofball who didn’t have a care in the world despite narrowly escaping a grim fate.
“I got to visit Mr. Waffle today turns out he’s a goofball,” Byrne said.
More Kittens in Car Engines
Not that long after rescuing Waffle in October, Byrne shared the rescue of kittens who took dangerous shelter in a car engine. Even though it was nearly Halloween, the kitten season in Florida hadn’t concluded due to the warm weather. It’s partly why kitten rescues in warmer regions never seem to stop and why TNR (trap, neuter, return) efforts are so important.
It’s a good reminder to tap on the hood, check around the car, and maybe honk the horn before starting cars. Although we tend to think about this only as the weather gets cold, it’s a good idea to be mindful of it all year since kitten season isn’t only in spring.
“Thank God the guys at the city garage have good hearing and didn’t drive off with these potatoes in the engine. Isn’t kitten season supposed to be kinda over…. Kinda 😫,” she said.
These two cuties ended up incredibly lucky, too, ending up in “Bad Kitten Academy (BKA),” AKA foster care with Byrne. However, even in the most experienced hands, they had to overcome many problems, otherwise known in foster care as “Pooptown.”
“I love this nose ❤️.”
After a rough start, two of the kittens’ health improved, and they earned their names, Sully and Woofie. Sadly, their little sister, the runt of the litter, didn’t make it despite every effort. Kittens left without their mothers are so fragile and yet can be so resilient.
Here is Woofie with the bluest eyes, captivating everyone. One person who followed the kittens on Instagram would later find Woofie and his brother irresistible and adopt them.
After “Sully McGully” and her lil’ brother grew up a bit, the mischievous kittens teamed up on their foster mom.
But don’t worry; it looks like Officer Byrne is an unstoppable force to be reckoned with. (She’s freaking awesome).
“Where my girls at 🤣”
From Car Engines to Graduates of Foster Care
Later, Sully and Woofie found their furever family together. It’s so hard to say goodbye, but now these two cuties went from living in a car engine to bringing love to their human families.
And the best part of all: Sully and Woofie’s rescuer at the garage adopted them together!
“Talk about full circle. Sully and Woofie have been adopted together …. By their rescuer!! . After watching them grow on Instagram he and his wife fell in love with them and realized they had room in their home and hearts for both super bonded boys. So today we met where it all started to hand them off ❤️.”
Notably, Byrne included Waffle among the many successful BKA graduates for last year. As one person put it, “Thank you for what you do saving these precious lives. Wishing you a healthy, prosperous 2023. 😺”