FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - Fort Lauderdale firefighters raced to the rescue after a driver heard an unusual meow coming from a car.
Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue saved a cat who was found stuck inside an engine compartment, Tuesday afternoon.
The owner of the vehicle drove to Fire Station 13 and asked for help to rescue the trapped cat. “When he pulled up, he said, ‘We know it’s still alive ’cause it’s screaming in there,’ and he was just scared,” said Firefighter Stephanie Pingol, who rescued the kitten.
She told 7News just how stuck the kitten was. “He was over in the corner, so from the other side, the driver was kinda just poking at him, trying to get him out,” she said. “As soon as he came out, I grabbed him.”
The kitten was a little scared and dirty, but all in all, he was just fine. For now, his new firefighter friends have fed him and given him a bed. Whether it’s a cat in a tree or a cat stuck in a car, this is all in a day’s work for these firefighters. “Whatever we can,” Pingol said, “whatever we can do.”
This little kitten now needs a home. He will be at Fire Station 13 until someone adopts him.
If you’re interested in adopting the cat, please call (954) 828-6800.
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