Brown called Petersburg Animal Care & Control right away, and Chief Debbie Broughton got in touch with a local mechanic shop, Leete Tire & Auto, to help.
“We told her to come on in and our service manager would assist,” Lea Tatum Rowsey, vice president of Leete, told The Dodo. “Once [they] arrived, our service manager, Warren Strum, jumped to the rescue and started removing the fender liner. The kitten, which you could only barely see through a small hole in the open driver side door, was meowing and clearly in distress.”
While it’s unclear how long the kitten had been trapped there, it’s likely she was there all day, given how stressed she had become. She had had a very long morning, but was finally almost safe.