Belisha scooped up the stray and changed course, explaining to the rental agent that he’d need the car for a few more hours so he could drive the cat to a shelter. Luckily, the person behind the desk was happy to help — and to overlook the fresh wet paw prints in the car’s interior.
But the local shelter’s response to the young stray was not what Belisha hoped for. “They told me that since he's older than 3 months, they would put him back on the street where I found him because he could probably survive on his own,” Belisha explained. “No thank you!”