A man was waiting at the drive-through window at a Hardee’s restaurant in Kentucky when he noticed an employee giving him some weird looks. He immediately noticed loud meows were coming through the drive-through window’s speaker, and they were originating from under his car.
He pulled over and peered behind his car, and his fears were confirmed: there was a cat trapped beneath his car, with no chance of getting out on her own.
Fortunately, the restaurant was located next door to an auto shop, Midas of Frankfort, and the manager walked over to see if any of the technicians could help. They agreed to help right away and had the automobile delivered to their shop so they could start to work. Everyone was quite concerned about the small cat and hoped to get her out of the automobile as soon as possible.
D. Scott Bourne, owner and managing director of the Midas of Frankfort, told The Dodo, “She tried to crawl through a hole in the rear subframe and was trapped after discovering she couldn’t escape backwards.”
The kitten had been stranded for several hours at that time and was visibly bewildered and terrified. The technicians chatted to her and petted her gently while they worked to dismantle the automobile and liberate her, attempting to let her realize that they were there to assist her.
She was docile because she was weary and dehydrated, according to Bourne. “It was well over 90 degrees outside, and it was difficult to determine how hot it was under the vehicle.”
The technicians were finally able to liberate the cat after more than an hour of effort and removing parts of the automobile, and everyone was relieved to find that she looked to be in largely good condition. The car’s owner was so thankful for their assistance that he offered to compensate the mechanics, but they declined. They only wanted to help the cat, and knowing she was safe was enough compensation.
Marigold, the kitten, was nursed for overnight by her rescuers before being transported to the doctor first thing in the morning. She was approximately 9 weeks old when the vet examined her, and she was in excellent condition except from ear mites and a few small scratches and scrapes. Marigold had miraculously survived her experience owing to the affection and perseverance of her rescuers.
Marigold has been adopted by some of her rescuers’ friends and is doing well in her new home. No one knows where she came from or how she got caught under the car, but she made it to where she was intended to be and is overjoyed to have found a new family that adores her.