Cops’ 5-hour rescue operation for kitten trapped in car engineJune 17, 2019
An adorable kitten got stuck in a car’s engine in Brooklyn early Sunday — sparking a 5-hour police operation to rescue it.
“It’s just part of the job — from cats to bad guys, we do this for a living,” said one of the cops, who did not give his name.
Anastasia Kulchistkaya, 16, says she and her mom, Olga, first raised the alarm after hearing loud meows outside their apartment in Midwood at 4 a.m.
“It just kept meowing, and I thought, ‘A cat doesn’t just meow for no reason.’ We wanted to make sure it was safe,” the teen recalled.
They called cops after finding the terrified-looking black-and-white kitten stuck in the engine of a Ford sedan parked on Avenue P, with its adorable face peeking through the grill.
Two uniformed officers initially tried to coax out the kitty with food, just for him to dash to nearby SUV that they could not open after failing to find the owner, according to onlookers, including Olga Kulchistkaya.
The cops called the Emergency Service Unit, with another two officers eventually forcing the car’s door so they could open the hood, under which the cat was hiding, according to Kulchistkaya.
But the kitty just hid deeper inside the car — putting up a fight before using an animal control pole with a “noose” to capture the cat and bring him out safely.
The mother and daughter soon cleaned up the animal, covered in filth from his engine escapades, and named him Felix.
“We will keep him. Because, by my heart, we spent so much time rescuing it,” the mom said.
“We want to make sure he has a good life. As they say, if it comes to you like this, it’s a sign from above — it’s yours.”
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