A kitten stuck inside the engine compartment of a Mercedes Benz was rescued unharmed Monday by a group of Broward Sheriff’s Fire Rescue firefighters.
The good deed was videotaped by BSO public information officer Mike Jachles and distributed to local media.
Jachles said the incident began around 5 p.m. when BSO received a call from a woman who had heard what she thought was a kitten crying from underneath the hood of her car parked on the 12000 block of Fairlake Boulevard. The crying had been going on for three hours , she said.
BSO’s Platform 81 responded to the scene. The firefighters tried for 30 minutes to coax the black and orange Calico-mix.
They could see the kitten holed up in a void on the driver’s side between the fender and wheel well. Firefighters tried several approaches.
They finally used a water can fire extinguisher with a little bit of pressure to try and prod the feisty feline out.
The water made the kitten wriggle to the passenger’s side of the vehicle between the manifold and wheel well where the rescue unit driver Albert Seidenstucker was able to grab the kitten and safely remove it from its dangerous hiding place.
How the rescued kitten found its hiding spot, or it’s next stop, were unclear Monday night.