The cries of a kitten prompted a Miami-Dade police lieutenant to drive straight to the shop for help.
Turns out a baby black cat managed to wedge herself in the cop’s unmarked police car's grille.
After about an hour, technicians in the county's Fleet Management’s Internal Services Department were able to pluck the scared kitty from the front of the Dodge Avenger.
After giving the kitten food and water, officers also gave it a new name — Pikachu, after a popular Pokémon character.
“Life is precious,” said Miami-Dade Detective Daniel Ferrin, a spokesman for Miami-Dade poolice. “This is what we do as officers. Something happens, we are there regardless.”
Pikachu was then hand-delivered to Miami-Dade Animal Services, where veterinarians examined her and gave her the all clear.
“Unfortunately, this is very common,” said Lilian Bohorquez, a spokeswoman for Miami-Dade Animal Services.
She will be up for adoption Tuesday.
Fees to adopt kittens are lifted until the end of summer.
Anyone who wants to adopt Pikachu or any other cat or kitten can visit the shelter at 3599 NW 79th Ave. in Doral or call 311.