I Have (a/no) Idea How This Cat Got Wedged Inside My Car... help me get him out?
August 7, 2012 4:31 PM Subscribe
A tiny kitten has decided to hide underneath my car (like, up in some crevice). Any tips for getting him out?
posted by marylynn to Pets & Animals (32 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
One of my coworkers came back from lunch to the plaintive sounds of kitty cries. A super cat lady, she figured out that the cat was trapped inside the engine compartment of one of our company cars. A few of us tried to figure out where, grab him out but he was underneath one of the skid plates. Eventually, I called AAA and they came out, jacked up the front wheel, popped the plate and...
Tiny kitten comes racing out....
... Directly up inside some crevice of my car, parked a few feet away. We could kind of see his tail poking down, though that's gone away. The tow guy has left (technically, he did fix the original problem!) and we've put out some cups of water, a hidey box with a sweater in it a few feet away and a cup of half-and-half.
I'd like to go home at some point. My other co-worker/friend is coming back with some super stinky cat food tins and we'll put that out as well. There are feral cats around though so we know that anything like that left overnight will attract them (and probably they'd at least scare away the kitten if he doesn't belong with them?). Is there anything we can do to entice the cat out?
We've left it alone at this point, figuring we'd just scare it deeper inside and hoping he'd come out on his own. I'm not sure if I go out in a couple of hours if I'd even be able to tell he's there (OMG! Though he does reply to my own cat sounds) and I really REALLY do not want my brand new baby car to be a baby cat death machine. I could leave it overnight and take one of the other cars (or walk, I don't live that far away) but I don't really want it to become a cat home either.
So, like, is he gonna come out now? Please say yes! There is no shortage of cat people here who are willing to take him in, get him to a vet, etc. We'd definitely all like him not to get run over.