Wednesday, 19 June 2013 14:52

Kitten Rescued from Wheel Well at Ohio Body Shop


In Dover, OH, a kitten trapped near a car engine ended up in the right place—at a body shop where the county’s humane society president works.

Rhonda Rosenberry is the office manager at Paul’s Auto Body Shop and is also the president of the Tuscarawas County Humane Society.

The operation to save the kitten was a lengthy ordeal that started when Paul’s Auto Body Shop in Dover was presented with the challenge of finding the source of a strange noise.

A woman took her Honda Pilot into the shop while on her lunch break and explained she heard a kitten crying when she drove.

Jim Harding and Todd Young got to work and checked the common place cats sometimes hide, but no kitten was found.

They took off the bumper and fender liners, and they still couldn’t find anything. After a test drive and two hours later, the kitten was finally extracted from the wheel well.

Joel Giannobile, who owns the shop, caught it on his cell phone and it can be seen here: http://fox8.com/2013/06/06/cat-rescue-caught-on-video/

The kitten was named Pilot and was taken to the shelter, where he will be neutered and vaccinated before being put up for adoption.