Team of Eight People Free Little Stray Kitten from Car Engine

A tiny stray kitten somehow ended up in a car engine compartment. When Victoria Feldman heard meowing coming from her car, she knew something wasn’t right.

According to, Victoria said: “As I was arriving at the college campus, I heard a terrible bloodcurdling meowing coming from under the hood of my car…. I immediately stopped the car but was too afraid to look under the hood. I had heard of stories of cats getting caught up and cut up to death in fan belts of cars and was scared of what I might discover under the hood.”

stray kitten rescued from car engine compartment

She asked for assistance from a safety officer, Gregory Rodriguez, who happend to be on duty at the time.

“I looked in the engine compartment and there was a dirty little tiny kitten looking up at us and meowing for help,” Rodriguez said via It wasn’t an easy task to free the kitten, so Rodriguez called backup. Six showed up and were ready to start the rescue work.

“The car was jacked up and some of the tires were removed as the rescuers tried from underneath and other angles to grab the kitten that had somehow clawed its way to the back of the car and was lodged up behind the gas tank,” reported They finally got hold of kitty’s leg and officer Rodriguez was able to get the little one out unscathed. The kitten was dirty and terrified. Officer Rodriguez gently wrapped him in a towel. The entire rescue took approximately two hours.

Since no one claimed the little kitten, Victoria decided to keep him. She named him Chassis. Initially, the kitten was scared and took refuge in small spaces at his new home, then slowly, Chassis came out of his shell and accepted his new family and his 6 year-old new sister Allie.

Officer Rodriguez wrapped the little stray in a towel after the rescue:

stray kitten rescued from car engine compartment

Chassis at his forever loving home:

stray kitten rescued from car engine compartment

Chassis the stray and his new human sister:

stray kitten rescued from car engine compartment

Source via Thanks to James G for the story :).

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24 Responses to “Team of Eight People Free Little Stray Kitten from Car Engine”

  1. haya says:

    Hats off to you guys

  2. Nicholas says:

    Kittens they generally look places that are warm and a car engine is often the place where kittens goes to get warm. Some kittens dont have the luck to be found alive and die while others, like Chassis, gets a new chance and a whole new life.

    Congrats to all the people that were involved in Chassis’s rescue.

  3. Natasha says:

    awe, this is a touching story. Im soo happy the kitten got out safely and wasn’t harmed. Im so happy for you and your new addition to your family. :)

  4. C says:

    That is such a great story!! I would’ve felt the same as Ms Feldman…scared to look under the hood for fear of what happened under there. Chassis is a very VERY good looking young man!!

  5. Svetlana Moore says:

    I’m so very grateful that they were able to save the kitty. He sure is an adorable little guy! :]

  6. Natalia says:

    woow what a relief that the story has a happy ending!! Victoria you are great for taking car of that kitty!! lovely kitten :)

  7. Blue Wolf says:

    What a pretty kitty! thank you for rescuing him! He’s grateful too, I’m sure ;-)

  8. Sunset says:

    So glad that this little kitty was ok and safe..Thankful for those people who rescued her and thank you Victoria will take her in your life and take care of her.. Hope u keep her inside for her safety… BTW She s beautiful and precious!!

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  10. Vix says:

    Precious – love a happy story.

  11. katie k says:

    Great story with a very happy ending!! Glad that you took the cat home, all is good. Thanks to the rescue squad for a doing a terricic job!!

  12. caroline says:

    what a kind group of people. you hear so many reports of the cruel things people do to animals and each other and so few of people who will go out of their way to help. God bless everyone involved.

  13. Kat says:

    So heartwarmingly wonderful.

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  15. Anna says:

    A beautiful story

  16. KellyAnne says:

    Nice story. I hope never to find anything *that* unexpected under the hood!

  17. Claudia says:

    Great rescue! So glad here!

  18. nnua says:

    Hurray to a happy rescue!!! Chassie, his human sister & Officer Rodriguez all look wonderful in the pics ^-^

  19. Georgi says:

    Happy to hear about the saving of this adorable little guy. That so many were so willing to save him is heartwarming!

  20. Marlene says:

    What a heartwarming story! ^-^’

  21. Kimberly says:

    So heartwarming and happiness! Glad u saved this precious kitty! By the way , Hope this kitten stay inside for his safety because seem like you all living by apt or townhouse which means many cars out there and be so traffic? also thank you for saving this kitty..did great job you both!

  22. Iffat says:

    What a sweet & lucky kitten! Thank you so much to everyone who worked so hard to save him.

  23. caturday says:

    you all are heroes. SALUTE!

  24. MissL says:

    love it :)

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