A Coventry kitten was rescued from the engine compartment of a car in an East Providence parking lot on Saturday, Jan. 12.
East Providence firefighters with Engine Co. 3 were called to the Aldi food store lot at 60 Newport Ave. in Rumford about 5:15 pm for a report of a cat stuck under the hood of the car.
Firefighters put a tarp on the ground, jacked up the car and dismantled the inner wheel well to get to the cat, according to Acting Fire Chief Oscar Elmasian.
The kitten apparently made the trip from Coventry clinging to the interior of the engine compartment.
“The owner of the car drove here from Coventry, and she suspects that the cat climbed in there when she was home,” according to the report.
She did not own the kitten, which apparently was homeless.
The kitten was pulled from the car without injury, said Elmasian. And the car was not damaged.
A young couple watching the “extrication” asked a police officer on the scene if they could adopt the cat.
“So, we had a successful extrication and adoption,” Elmasian said.